I say the above title not so much of sadness, but out of anger over what I have been seeing the last couple of weeks what has been going on in regards to the VA. My late father, who served in the Coast Guards during World War 2, would have had a STROKE seeing what is going on not just to this country, the United States of America, but also to the military and those who have served, the veterans. Over the course of the last decade, in general, but in a special way, under the President Barack Hussein Obama White House, the VA medical service has become a NATIONAL DISGRACE.
Starting in the Phoenix, AZ, United States of America VA Heath Care System, and then spreading over the last few weeks in a number of VA medical locations which now includes calls for the head of the Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down, which even includes calls coming from the Democrats as well as from the Republicans.
From the FoxNews.com website:
“Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced Friday that he would oust senior leaders at the embattled Phoenix VA, ahead of a private meeting with President Obama where the two are expected to have a “serious conversation” about whether Shinseki himself can stay in the job.
The two plan to meet at 10:15 a.m. ET in the Oval Office. Obama, in an interview, said he planned to ask Shinseki whether he was “prepared and has the capacity” to fix sweeping problems in the VA’s nationwide health care system. The president has faced mounting calls from members of both parties to remove Shinseki.”
The big question I have is that, will Mr. Shinseki stay or leave?
I think he will end up staying and simply just have a number of those VA employees below him FIRED. They will become the scapegoats in all this.
But Mr. Shinseki, it is not even just in Phoenix, AZ, but in the WHOLE VA SYSTEM. The VA medical system as we know of is BROKEN. Even now he has had to come to admit just that:
“Earlier Friday morning, Shinseki publicly apologized for the failures in the VA system, while stopping short of offering his resignation. However, responding to an interim inspector general report which found “systemic” problems with clinics lying about patient wait times, Shinseki announced the firings at the Phoenix VA, where allegations of improper scheduling practices first surfaced.
Shinseki, speaking to advocates for homeless veterans, said he initially believed the problems were “limited and isolated.”
“I no longer believe that. It is systemic,” Shinseki said. “I will not defend it, because it is indefensible.”
The sad reality in all this is that not only are our veterans betrayed in the worse way possible after their heroic service to this nation, but also must serve as a warning to the reality of another growing scandal, and this is on what will affect EVERY AMERICAN down the road, called the “Affordable Care Act” or OBAMACARE.
The VA Medical must be regarded as the “cannary in the coal mine” and a possible preview of what will happen under Obamacare down the road nationwide.
Here is a timeline of this scandal:
With MANY THANKS To Both The AZCentral And The AZ Republic. Read More Here:http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/arizona/politics/2014/05/10/timeline-road-va-wait-time-scandal/8932493/
With MANY THANKS To Both The AP And FoxNews.com. Read More Here:http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/30/obama-to-meet-with-shinseki-amid-mounting-calls-for-resignation/
I still have living family relations who have served, one who is a few years behind me in age, a cousin of mine, who was in the USA Army, during the Persian Gulf War, he drives a truck for a living. If this scandal is brought up when I see him next, my advice would be, do not bother with the VA medical system, you deserve much, much better then that.
I also say this in extension to ALL VETERANS in the United States of America. Each of you ‘s gave of your time in service to the United States of America and this is the THANK-YOU you have been given. It is NOT RIGHT and the decision of Mr. Shinseki not to step down will simply confirm the increasing distrust coming from the veterans and those who are related to them, be they family relations, friends, or co-workers in their place of work. I know I have distrust myself BIGTIME.
With MANY THANKS To Both AP And YouTube. Watch Video Here: