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House Committee On Vet Affairs Webcast


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  • HadIt.com Elder

Listened to the June 2 House hearing. The VA reps admitted to problems (how could they not!) But failed to really address the causes and possible solutions.

When all is said and done, the VSO reps really pointed out some of the major issues and discussed possible remedies.

The VA seemed to propose grandiose schemes and patches, rather than any real solutions.

What was not said in so many words - -The problems are ultimately a result of the morass of laws and regulations, with a VA attitude that the veterans are trying to "game the system".

Production and quality were discussed. It was mentioned that the VA had a high error rate, and that the accounting for such things was not what it should be.

It was not mentioned that the VA has had a high error rate and poor production for many decades, regardless of the number of claims.

A really good one was a reps pointing out that the VA fails to give "combat" veterans the evidence relaxation that the law requires.

(I have had personal experience with that problem!)

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Listened to the June 2 House hearing. The VA reps admitted to problems (how could they not!) But failed to really address the causes and possible solutions.

When all is said and done, the VSO reps really pointed out some of the major issues and discussed possible remedies.

The VA seemed to propose grandiose schemes and patches, rather than any real solutions.

What was not said in so many words - -The problems are ultimately a result of the morass of laws and regulations, with a VA attitude that the veterans are trying to "game the system".

Production and quality were discussed. It was mentioned that the VA had a high error rate, and that the accounting for such things was not what it should be.

It was not mentioned that the VA has had a high error rate and poor production for many decades, regardless of the number of claims.

A really good one was a reps pointing out that the VA fails to give "combat" veterans the evidence relaxation that the law requires.

(I have had personal experience with that problem!)

Very good video, highly recommend everyone to watch this. The part about the 8oo# using scripting, 3 minutes to get the VET of the phone(elderly 80 year old calling in for status) , inadequate computer systems,ect,ect. I work in a call center-all call centers have stats. Talk time, how long you are on the call with the customer vs what is the standard. Low and behold if you have high stats.

Also the part about the few below standard sites with the most errors.

And of course the VA refusing to allow outside medical reports as a substitute for Compensation exams as Congress hasn't change the law.

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According to VA thinking the only vet who is not gaming the system is a dead vet. Then they accuse the survivor of trying to game the system. A vet in a nursing home is taking too long to die and is very inconsiderate of the tax payers. You have the medical side and you have the bean counters on both the medical side and the benefit side. They have the final say most of the time. Active military is both a asset and a liability. Vets are a liability on the

government books.

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If anyone is gaming the system its the damn VA.

Veterans deserve real choice for their health care.

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Pete

I bet for every vet who is correctly compensated there are ten vets who get nothing. For every 100% SC vet there are ten vets who get by on a pension or SSD or who are homeless. Has the VA ever sent out a letter to all vets saying something like "You may be entitled to VA compensation and other benefits. Contact your local VA hospital or regional office to find out"? Hell, no, they don't. To me not communicating the benefits due to vets is gaming the the vet population. Almost every veteran has a benefit be it a VA mortgage or medical care that they could use, but I don't see the VA doing outreach. They do outreach to certain small populations such as suicidal vets, but that is just because of bad publicity when a vet kills themselves.

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