Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Nah, This Isn't An Omen Or Anything...

VA backlog again gnarled in red tape, report finds
The Department of Veterans Affairs' promise to end by 2015 its massive, benefits backlog for disabled veterans has "stalled," according to an analysis released Monday by a leading veterans' organization.

After slicing its glut of pending claims from a peak of 600,000 cases in March 2013 to 400,000 in November, the VA has been unable to budge below that threshold this year, according to "The Red Tape Report," authored by the group Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
So, let's recap, shall we? The Federal government is 100% in charge of the Veteran's Administration, right? And they have several hundred thousand cases that they need to review so that members of the armed forces, some wounded in combat, can get the assistance and health care they deserve. And the government is completely unable to do this in a timely manner.

Not only that, but their claims of "slicing the glut" from 600K to 400K is rather suspect, given that an additional 265K claims have recently been filed by veterans asserting that their claims were improperly curtailed. Gee, isn't that a coincidence? 200K claims gone, 265K claims added. So, the FedGov can't run a program limited to veterans, but we should totally put them in charge of everyone's health care in the US.

Pull the other one, it's got bells on it...

That is all.


Ted said...

But Jay a bit more than 2 million people have already signed up for Obamacar..... I mean the affordable care act so it's a huge success.

....... Of course signed up is not the same thing as paid up. ........ And more than 5 million have lost thier coverage but to report that would be RACIST!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The VA also has a serious shortage of diabetes medicine.

Anonymous said...

. So, the FedGov can't run a program limited to veterans, but we should totally put them in charge of everyone's health care in the US.

A question no one in the media or Congress was asking BEFORE they passed it.

(I was asking it, but no one listens to me)

Crotalus said...

The goobermint couldn't even get my SS right on the first try, and we're supposed to trust them with our health care??? Have you seen the stack of paper it's printed on? It's taller than me, and I'm no shrimp!

Oh yeah. "gnarled in paperwork"?

Roger said...

By gosh, I am surely pleased that I, my brother, my son, my many friends are not wounded or disabled veterans.
We were (are) the lucky ones. We served, we got out unscathed.
Our goobernment should be ashamed of itself. - - - - - - - - - - - No actually the entire lot of those sleazy, lying bastards that conveniently "forget" those that paid for their freedom, should be armed with 200 pages of government forms and sent to Afghanistan for a year. They should be clothed in pigskin with anti muslim writing on it.