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Hello All Hope All Is Well. I have been reading a few different topics here,such as Overpayments,Cue never responded or resolved,Various and obvious errors of the Agencies All in one VSO,VARO,VAMC,BVA General Counsel as well Inspector General.They Have a set of rules that are suppose to be applied however when the errors arise such as the topic of the women down in Tampa Bay whom lost her Husband in the VA Hospital.Is there No Accountability.This does not account for whether the GOVERNMENT or AGENCIES OF-are so negligent and careless and have become decensitized that it is just ignored.Or NO BIG DEAL and move forward as nothing happened?However when AVeteran applies for services rendered for service connection they scrutinize and are adversarial confrontational.The more i educate myself on this subject as i said in the TOPIC listing .I see this as a very ONE SIDED or Bullying tactics.May be a vent for me.but damnit I have had enough of this crap.

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Good Point Mc. Looking back the VA has come a long way since I started using it in 1991. Back in those days they experimented on almost everyone and did not explain why or what they were doing. Everyone got the same appointment time and we waited in large waiting rooms. Most appointments took all day. The VA always has and still pretty much practices medicine on the cheap but in last few years it is easier to get newer meds than in the 90's.

They used to ignore complaints and now they have someone who you can talk too.

As far as accountability I still don't see it.

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Pete,

I have to respectfully disagree about there being someone to talk to about complaints. Maybe at your VAMC there is someone to talk to who will listen, but not at the VAMC where I go. The pt advocates are a waste of time, as is the management. They are all too busy looking for ways to CYA rather than fix the problems. I've brought serious issues to their attention with no resolve, I remind them that I'd like an answer...and all I get is "lip service". I go over their head (to the management) and I get the same thing...a whole lot of nothing.

So I've learned to bypass the whole lot of them and just file formal complaints or Congressionals.

It's a horribly messed up system.

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Actually, I just had a pleasant experience with the Administrator of my VAMC. I know, I know, this is totally out of character for me to actually find something good about the VA!!! I was having trouble getting a complete copy of my medical files, so I wrote the Administrator a nice letter (really, it was nice, not one curse word) and received a prompt reply and my copies were ready the next day.

This lady had just taken over this VAMC and had vowed to change things for the better. Apparently, she is trying.

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IN 1985-1988 the appointments were just like you noted. Wait wait wait all day to be seen. Waiting room area(now lobby) was always full. I think there are more errors now than I noticed then. I had better treatment then also, even though it took all day to see the Dr. At least I did see a qualified Dr then. One that spoke English and didn't rush me through the lines. They did a better job noting my labs back then too.

I worked the night shift, left work at 7a.m. drove 155 miles sat there for hours to be seen/treated and then drove home for a few hours and returned back to work. I couldn't even think about doing that anymore. I have enough trouble driving 130 mies to get there now, and havnt't worked in 6 years.

Good Point Mc. Looking back the VA has come a long way since I started using it in 1991. Back in those days they experimented on almost everyone and did not explain why or what they were doing. Everyone got the same appointment time and we waited in large waiting rooms. Most appointments took all day. The VA always has and still pretty much practices medicine on the cheap but in last few years it is easier to get newer meds than in the 90's.

They used to ignore complaints and now they have someone who you can talk too.

As far as accountability I still don't see it.

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Hello All Hope All Is Well. In order for this to be addressed there needs to be a common ground and i just do not see any of the agencies even making a half hearted attempt to make it so? The way they see it is (1) Light compensation or denied,(2) Medium compensation sometimes denied Lower or less than 50%.(3) medium heavy compensation less adversarial and confrontational 50 % -90 %,(4)Heavy compensation at deaths door step without question all are approved by VA. YOUR THOUGHTS? I hope i did not offend anyone not my intention.

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The VA would rather save a dime and let a vet die a miserable death as long as they don't have to pay for the malpractice. No question in my mind that money trumps veteran's health and welfare every time. They are cheap bastards, and I am trhying to be nice. My VAMC always looks dirty. I don't even think the doctors wash their hands after using the toilet. I can imagine having my gut opened up by one of those clowns. They had to close the operating rooms down recently due to flies buzzing around. I am really angry with these people today and would like to see a few of them hanged right out front for all vets to see. Hang the staff and the doctors. Hang em high!

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