VA director apologizes, should we trust our gov't with our healthcare?
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
5/30/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki publicly apologized on Friday for the scandal that has rocked the VA system. He told reporters that he would be taking immediate steps to replace poor administrators and would implement new policies to help veterans. He did not give any indication that he might step down.
Eric Shinseki takes questions in this file photo.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki publically acknowledged the lack of integrity of VA officials under his watch and described their infractions as "indefensible." He made the remarks during a speech at the annual conference of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans in Washington.
Shinseki confessed that the issues were "systemic" meaning they were ingrained into the culture of the VA and widespread.
They served us, now let us serve them.
"That breach of integrity is irresponsible" he said explaining that he did not accept the failure of VA officials to do their duty and tend appropriately to veterans.
Subsequently, Shinseki went to the White House where he was expected to meet with President Obama.
The problems with the VA came to light on Wednesday as an interim report was released by the VA Inspector General. The report showed that officials falsified records to inaccurately report wait times. These wait times are important because people with serious illnesses can die without timely treatment.
Indeed, a number of veterans have died while waiting for treatments that the VA simply did not get to.
Shinseki suggested that the remedy would be to give him power to remove senior leaders from their posts in cases where he finds fault with their work.
As the nation is pushed into Obamacare and the problematic scheme that it is, one that could be replaced by a single-payer system, the concerns over the VA resonate with the greater public. Is this how the government manages healthcare?
For veterans the answer is yes, and it is a very troubling answer. It is also tragic because our veterans offered their lives, and have sacrificed for the defense of our country and our freedoms. They deserve the highest possible care. The best thing we can do for them today is demand accountability from those who are responsible for that care.
It is expected that this problem will receive prompt attention from the Obama administration and resignations will follow.
In the meantime, you are invited to do your part for our veterans. Thanks a veteran with the gift of a Bible. Our veterans need all the support we can give them, from quality medical care to spiritual care. As the doctors work to heal their bodies, let us also work to lift their souls, especially during times of trouble. Here's where you can help.
UPDATE: Eric Shinseki has resigned following his meeting with President Obama.
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