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Suzanne Chase was denied funeral benefits for her husband because he was never treated at a VA hospital, even though he died after waiting four months for an appointment. (WBZ-TV)
originally posted by: macman
a reply to: 727Sky
If 0bama had a Govt run Healthcare system, it would look like the VA.
Oh wait........it is starting to already.
originally posted by: buddah6
a reply to: 727Sky
The VA has hit my family head-on. When I returned from Vietnam the last time I wanted to visit a friend wounded about three months prior my return home. I knew he was discharged by the nature of his wounds and was being treated by the Detroit VA through a letter he had sent me about a month prior. About a week or so after getting home I gave Don a call just to get his wife. She floored me with the news my friend had passed away from a infection undetected by the VA.
Fast forward to 2011 when my son returned from Afghanistan with a sever case of PTSD and drug addiction. After his discharge I took him to the local VA hospital for treatment and met with a reams of paperwork. After that was finished he was scheduled for see a doctor in 6 weeks. In the interim, my son started experiencing chest pains at 23 years old. My wife who is a nurse though he was having a heart attack so we took him to the ER at the VA. They keep him for 7 hours just to send him home with another appointment 6 weeks out. When the first appointment arrived they were at a loss as to who he was and they reschedule another appointment in 3 weeks. On the second appointment for his heart problem they said he didn't show for his initial appointment and they couldn't see him. To make a long long story short, he was eventually treated after a year of lost forms and doctors not showing for treatments. Three years into his experience he is now well treated but the road was long! I have serious doubt that he could have navigated the bureaucracy with his PTSD without my wife's intervention.
originally posted by: Sunwolf
Somehow,this is unbelievable!
"In another indicator of how low a priority veterans have with this administration, a whistleblower in Atlanta has revealed that VA employees were switched from processing VA applications to those of the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare."
He later appeared on the Neil Cavuto show and claimed that 17,000 applications for VA Healthcare were destroyed. He also said they’re “also looking into a backlog of over 600,000 pending applications for VA Healthcare.” Davis said the applications were purged as a way to deal with pressure from Washington D.C.
originally posted by: ANNED
What i don't understand is why these veterans never went to the VA hospitals urgent care clinics.
If I have something that needs treatment now and i don't have a appointment i go to urgent care clinic. [
We did go to the ER at the VA when we thought our son was having a heart attack. We sat in the waiting room for nearly seven hours just to receive an appointment to see a cardiologist in three weeks. When we returned for his appointment he was told he didn't attend his initial appointment though he had but wasn't seen because an administration error. This wasn't including the ER visit.
His first visit to the cardiologist was useless due to the language barrier...We couldn't understand her and I don't think she could understand us. She did schedule my son for tests. We did eventually request a change of doctors but not until he was being treated. The outcome was that the drugs he was taking in Afghanistan had been cut with talcum powder which affected his lungs and heart but it took a year to discover.
edit on 4-7-2014 by buddah6 because: (no reason given)