Saturday, August 22, 2009

More VA Shenanegans 
Turns out when these guys aren't infecting veterans with Hepatitis C, and letting legitimate VA disability claims go unprocessed for months and months on end, they're giving out $24 million in taxpayer money to government employees in efficiency and performance bonuses.
Quick! Let's put the federal government in charge of health care right away!

Splash, out


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Does that mean you don't want them in charge of Defense either?
We have a private market already in existence for health care.

I would not want the government actually building its own aircraft carriers and airplanes and sewing its own uniforms and building its own bases, either.

Know what? It doesn't. It contracts out to private firms for almost all the logistics down to brigade level and the equivalent. It frequently contracts out chow halls, even overseas.

MUCH more efficient and cost-effective.
Oh, Brother. LTC D

1,200 veterans wrongly told they got fatal disease

Associated Press Writer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - At least 1,200 veterans across the country have been mistakenly told by the Veterans Administration that they suffer from a fatal neurological disease.

One of the leaders of a Gulf War veterans group says panicked veterans from Alabama, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming have contacted the group about the error.

Denise Nichols, the vice president of the National Gulf War Resource Center, says the VA is blaming a coding error for the mistake.

Letters dated Aug. 12 were intended to notify veterans who have Lou Gehrig's disease of disability benefits available to them.

Calls to the VA were not immediately returned Monday.

Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS, is a rapidly progressive disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles.

And then who pays for all of that?
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