The recent story of military veterans put on secret waiting lists, let’s call them what they are dying lists, sickens me to the bone. Heads should be rolling! Every single VA hospital administrator all the way to the top must be fired. One or two falling on their make-believe swords is not going to cut it!
The whole situation begs the answer to this question: Is anyone in charge? In the real world where the majority of Americans lurk, people who screw up epically, even those who only had the job a few years, GET FIRED!
I’m SICK OF THE ENDLESS PARADE OF PEOPLE GOING BEFORE CONGRESS AND BEING TOTALLY CLUELESS AND THEN HAVING THE GALL TO SAY THEY CAN FIX IT! Newsflash! We don’t believe a single one of you!
Rant over. I’m heart-sick over this and clearly the agenda was planned and accepted as routine. Fire every hospital administrator because the system is sick and it begins at the top. Put the whistleblower doctor in charge. He knows more than the Secretary of the VA. It’s a sad day when people who tried to blow the whistle were fired while the abusers got promoted. Doctor Sam Foote had to wait until he retired to blow the whistle. Before you say anything against him, it’s not easy to blow the whistle in America. I applaud him and you should too.
I have the simple answer here: Stop exporting billions until we build more hospitals for the veterans. Yes, it’s really that simple.
Here Are The Reasons To Build More Hospitals:
1. We, the country of we, promise military veterans we will take care of them. Either we’re a country who honors their promises or we aren’t.
2. The Vietnam veterans have held off as long as they can. They will need health care in droves for decades.
3. The Gulf War and Terror War veterans are young and have terrible blast and brain injuries. These injuries don’t go away and their care will last for decades.
4. We will soon see the VA hospitals on the United Way charity lists if we don’t demand a reset of the situation. We need more hospitals and money to fund them.
5. I found military veterans were always the first to volunteer in the clinical civilian drug trials I participated in. Even with the problems in the military hospitals, which every veteran knew about from experience, they still volunteered. They were also the least likely to drop out and go out of touch. There is a significant number of military veterans who volunteer for clinical civilian research in their later years to “help other people.” It’s our turn to help them. We need to demand VA hospital reform and build new hospitals.
7. The suicide rate will increase if the hospital care doesn’t get overhauled soon. Who wants to beg for health care after surviving hell? See number 1.
8. Until action is seen as in massive firings >Someone tell the veterans to go to the civilian hospitals and refuse to leave until treated. Claim to be on the death list and tell them you want to live. REFUSE to LEAVE until you’re treated like the rest of us. They can triage you but not if your kidneys are failing for instance. Believe me, this is the quickest path to reform. The overloaded civilian hospitals will scream to their state politicians and the VA hospitals will get overhauled.
Disclaimer: I have family members in the military.