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VA pays 338 million in settlements in 2015


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I did the math.  If they gave doctors a raise and paid them a more generous 250,000 each, then 1338 new doctors could be hired, with that 1/3 of a billion dollars.    If you divide this among 57 RO's, then 23 new doctors could be hired at each RO medical center.  

If my VAMC had 23 more docs, the wait time would be nullified, and medical care improved.  

Why does the VA pay 1/3 of a billion for settlements rather than fix the problems which caused them???

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I Got a Couple nice BIG Tort Checks from that... Don't ask from what because When I took a settlement I signed off saying I wouldn't discuss,,,, Basically a Gag Order.. The Government (VA) doesn't want the Public to know how they WRONG VETERANS!!

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On 6/11/2016 at 10:12 AM, broncovet said:

I did the math.  If they gave doctors a raise and paid them a more generous 250,000 each, then 1338 new doctors could be hired, with that 1/3 of a billion dollars.    If you divide this among 57 RO's, then 23 new doctors could be hired at each RO medical center.  

If my VAMC had 23 more docs, the wait time would be nullified, and medical care improved.  

Why does the VA pay 1/3 of a billion for settlements rather than fix the problems which caused them???

Because it makes too much sense to do this. If the red tape is cut, then they can't go back and ask for more funding.

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