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Philly VA scandal brewing:

It started here:
"more than 13,000 informal claims filed between 1996 and 2009 – all of which were stashed in a file cabinet and ignored until 2012." - See more at: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-balan/2015/02/25/cbs-uncovers-new-va-scandal-dept-ignored-veterans-benefits-claims#sthash.WNgwo4jH.dpuf

and also in a July 2014 VAOIG report:

more here in past :
"VA cancels bonus program giving employees incentive to rush claims"


More here today:


But you have to join their site to read the whole Washington Times news articles

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Interesting comment on the ABC link:

"Normally when a decision is made we could confidently tell the caller that they would be notified within a week or so. But when it came to the Philadelphia PMC, we knew that whatever our computer told us would be bogus information...the worst part was that we couldn't question it over the phone with the caller. We even had to read a script that we knew was bogus. The system would tell us that a decision had been made within mere weeks of the claim being submitted, but the caller hadn't been notified for more than 6 months...of course no decision had been made, the VA never makes decisions on that many claims in such a short time; they were doctoring the information. And those of us in the call centers were on the front lines hearing the frustration from the veterans and their families, and there was nothing we could do but read that dumb script."

Thanks, Berta! :smile:

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And no OIG investigation; no whistleblowers, no union objections: just read the script and screw the vet. How can someone just tell lie after lie all day long and then sleep at night?

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