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.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.
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.
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.