Fix to veterans' health care takes on new resolve as criticism of Obama's handling grows

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  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    May 26, 2014 2:49 p.m.

    Hey David -

    "40 veterans died while waiting for treatment at the VA hospitals, . . ."

    Allegedly . . . yes, and if true, that's a tragedy.

    But haven't you heard? Inefficiencies in the Veterans administration go back years before Obama took office.

    And it's only now during the Obama administration that whistle blowers have felt comfortable enough to come forth and alert authorities.

    Thank Goodness for the Obama administration and its willingness to identify problems and deal with them . . . instead of sweeping them under the rug like the GW Bush administration did for years.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 23, 2014 1:48 p.m.

    The death of forty savable veterans is clear evidence of death panels. Period.

    Our political leaders have no conscience. They don't care.

  • David Centerville, UT
    May 23, 2014 12:36 p.m.

    GaryO,

    The fact that Bush was president in 2007 doesn't change anything here. The fact is that centralized, government health care (socialized, single payer system) is what the VA hospital system represents, and it is awful. Ask most military men and women how long s/he must wait to be seen, the run around s/he must endure, and the quality of treatment.

    So throw a Republican into the White House and yes, socialized medicine will still be awful. Liberalism and socialism has historically failed and is still failing.

    So what's your point Gary?

  • David Centerville, UT
    May 23, 2014 12:29 p.m.

    Gary O,

    Haven't you heard. 40 veterans died while waiting for treatment at the VA hospitals, and that was at one facility. An investigation determined that those deaths would have been avoidable had they received treatment.

    Yes, death panels. Some big whig administrator decides who gets treatment and who has to wait. While waiting, they may die. If you're a lib, its ok, right?

    You should listen to more information sources besides MSNCB and CNN.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    May 23, 2014 10:48 a.m.

    I see that "Conservative" world is well represented in the comments so far.

    David - Death Panels? Really ?? I thought the Death-Panels fairy tale had lost its spice in Right Wing Circles, after having been so completely and thoroughly debunked, but apparently some lies just never lose their popularity.

    "Yep, this is what the future of healthcare in America will look like under liberal leadership."

    Oh yeah? . . . You do know that Veteran's administration scandals are nothing new don't you?

    Do you remember the "Neglect Scandal" back in 2007? Walter Reed Hospital in Washington DC was ultimately closed, largely as a result of that scandal.

    Let's see now Dave, do you remember who was President back in 2007?

    "Good job American voters. Obama was your man."

    Thanks man. I feel good about it too.

  • David Centerville, UT
    May 22, 2014 11:23 p.m.

    The problem is the VA system is socialized medicine at its finest. Centralized government control of healthcare.

    This is what Obama wants for the entire country. Obamacare is only a step toward the ultimate goal of a single-payer system that liberals want.

    Death panels?

    Waiting lists?

    Denying treatment?

    Corruption?

    Yep, this is what the future of healthcare in America will look like under liberal leadership.

    Good job American voters. Obama was your man.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 22, 2014 10:38 p.m.

    * Benghazi
    * Guns to Mexican cartels
    * IRS scandal

    No one brought to justice, or held accountable.

    After an investigation, no one will be brought to justice with the VA scandal. No matter how many Veterans pass away.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 22, 2014 10:32 p.m.

    Veterans' health care is a preview of Obama care!

    Can't believe the American people voted for this.

    Do we have a country of fools?

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, UT
    May 22, 2014 4:01 p.m.

    Obama has vowed to take some action, guys. Everything's all good now, since the mighty leader will not ever, ever say anything that is not completely honest.

  • Mark from Montana Davis County, UT
    May 22, 2014 3:34 p.m.

    This is one of the problems when the Commander in Chief has never served in the military. While it cannot be a requirement, I find it tough to vote for anyone who has not served.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    May 22, 2014 3:17 p.m.

    Now he is REALLY Really Mad..........that he can't just be mad! Now he will have to really actually do something besides be mad and wait for the investigation reports......this guy has been a lame duck for 6 years!