Thanks for doing what one of us should have done. Thanks again! The young lady can go back to her problems instead of ours
I go back to before Medicaid and Medicare. Then the VA was many folks last resort. Treating the aging population in often terminal situations tends to garner criticism. But, then it could go beyond that. The situations like Phoenix are, sadly, not unique. They are a reoccurring theme through the years.
My current concern is because of the large number of recent vets. They are young where it was an aged group dominating in the past. They have a lot of issues that the VA didn’t address in the past and, frankly, I’ll say that those young vet have a bigger call for superior services.
You talk about privatization not being all it is cracked up to being. I agree. It comes about because some system seems broken beyond repair. It a good political cop out. The government is good at hiring and very poor about firing. This allows mediocrity to flourish. If you look at the head of the VA, you’ll see they normally come to the job because of a scandal of some sort. They are typically a blue ribbon choice. I just looked and there have been 13 since George H. W. Bushwith 3 during the 6 years under Obama. Every president has tried to fix the VA. The system seem to have always won. The latest is the former president of P&G. There have been generals and a recent one was a military double amputee. These are people with talent who are motivated and they just don’t last or win the day.
Until the always outstanding employee review process and a responsible means of culling dead wood, that will continue. But, this new situation of young, heroic disabled will hopefully make it politically impossible to use band-aids until it is again moved out of the spotlight.
Jakey, loves to promote Google. Well, do it; look; then try to say all is well.