As if surviving war wasn’t enough – our veterans have another battle to fight when they come up in dealing with the Veteran’s Administration.
Back in 2015, The VA’s inspector general found that out of about 800,000 records stalled in the agency’s system for managing health care enrollment, there were more than 307,000 records that belonged to veterans who had died months or years in the past.
In one case, a veteran who applied for VA care in 1998 was placed in “pending” status for FOURTEEN years! Another veteran who passed away in 1988 was found to have an unprocessed record lingering in 2014.
Hilariously, prior to this revelation, there were liberals (like Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman) citing the VA as a model for us to mimic in implementing national healthcare. No thanks.
And as is the case with most government scandals, everything I’ve mentioned thus far is just the tip of the iceberg!
As the Daily Caller reported:
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees have been charged with stealing prescription medications like oxycodone and Viagra to sell on the street.
Satishkumar Patel, Alisha Pagan and Nikita Neal have all been charged with conspiring together to steal and distribute highly addictive drugs, like oxycodone and hydrocodone, Christopher Thyer said in a press release. Thyer is the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Out of the three, Patel and Pagan are staring down additional charges, including intent to deliver oxycodone, THV11 reports.
Management at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System complained to the VA inspector general that large quantities of drugs were disappearing from the system.
So our VA can’t save our veterans, but it can help people on the street get their high. And that scary part is, the VA is hardly the worst part of our government.
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