Thanks, Obama! 307,000 Veterans Died Awaiting VA Healthcare

Posted by on Sep 03, 2015 at 6:55 am

This would actually be a scandal if the media ever held Democrats accountable. But nobody gives a shit.

Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.

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 a response to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs’ request to investigate a whistleblower’s allegations of mismanagement at the VA’s Health Eligibility Center, the inspector general also found VA staffers incorrectly marked unprocessed applications and may have deleted 10,000 or more records in the last five years.

In one case, a veteran who applied for VA care in 1998 was placed in “pending” status for 14 years. Another veteran who passed away in 1988 was found to have an unprocessed record lingering in 2014, the investigation found.

For more than a year, CNN investigated and reported on veterans’ deaths and delays at VA facilities across the country, including detailed investigations in November 2013 and January 2014 examining deaths at two VA facilities in South Carolina and Georgia.

Surely they can find a way to blame Bush. Meanwhile, in reaction to the news:

By the way, guess whose name is entirely omitted from the story.

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2 Responses to “Thanks, Obama! 307,000 Veterans Died Awaiting VA Healthcare”

  1. the riddler on 4/04/15 at 5:43 pm

    Why doesn’t the messiah have a selfie stick while dancing with the middle schoolers?
    Will the inuits finally vote now that the evil racist white man’s name has been removed from the mountain?
    When the mountain spoke did it say Hussein was the one it has been waiting for?

  2. Cate on 5/05/15 at 4:36 pm

    This report makes me so f-ing upset! WHY isn’t NPR or any other MSM reporting these findings? This is an American Tragedy.
    I’ll never forget that article I read about the old lady weeping in the waiting room for DAYS and no one helping her. She served in WWII. That story is burned forever in my mind.