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http://www.vawatchdog.org/nfNOV06/nf112106-3.htm

They assure that private info will be protected by they hired a private company to do the survey-----

by phone ---

I guess they aren't sending letters by mail as to the questions on the survey-

there is a lot of info as to how the VA is protecting this info-at Watchdog-

I don't like this-

phone calls leave no hard copy-for those who are surveyed-

seems to me the results could be biased- just my opinion.

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I wonder if the survey will be truly random. I have written a number of letters and emails to the Commission telling them what jerks they are ,so I don't think I will get a survey. You know a lot of older and NSC vets think the VA is great. They get their cheap pills and medical care. They don't have to deal with the flip side of the VA which pays compensation. I usually talk to some vets when I got to the VAMC and many think the care they get is great. This is because they have nothing to which to compare it. I go to the VAMC and wonder why they did not follow up on the complications from my DMII. I wonder why I have to make official claims on issues that are clearly inferred from my exams? This is what the NSC and older and poorer vets don't see. They feel lucky just to get any kind of care ,but we more sophisticated users of the VA health care system see the gaps and incompetence. We see that the VA doctors don't follow up on clear evidence of serious illness.

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I know if I get a call, that I will only answer questions in the negative. It makes no sense to talk positive to the VA.

If you tell the va medical care is good...

1. VA will continue to hire foreign speaking doctors

2. Appointments will continue to be hard to get

3. Special care such as hearing, eyes.. will get harder to obtain....

4. Medications will continue to be phased out (as was my Albuteral inhaler this week)

If you tell them your happy because your claim was approved.

1. The va regional offices will contine to take forever to decide an issue

2. Continue to unjustly deny claims

3. Continue to take years for appeals

If you tell them that compensation is adaquate..

1. Don't ever expect them to revamp the 1945 compensation rates

2. Don't expect decent cola raises

I could go on and on..you get the point...

WE MUST DWELL ON THE NEGATIVE TO INSURE SOMETHING POSITVE COMES OF THIS SURVEY

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That's right. If you say anything good about these VA people they just use it against you later to cut benefits. I was talking to a NSC vet who had been given a scooter. He now loves the VA and thinks the Tampa VAMC is the best. Little does he know about all the older vets who died on the operating table due to incompetent heart surgeries and unnecessary surgeries used to teach young docs from the medical school next door. Vets were being used as lab rats.

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