Posts Tagged ‘VA hospitals’

VA Bureaucratic Problems Trailer For Obamacare Coming Attractions

May 21, 2014

President Barack Obama was expected to address the troubling allegations of treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals in a statement from the White House following his meeting with Shinseki. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, sponsored the measure, saying VA officials who have presided over mismanagement or negligence are more likely to receive bonuses or glowing performance reviews than any sort of punishment. The VA’s “widespread and systemic lack of accountability is exacerbating all of its most pressing problems,” including revelations that the department maintained secret waiting lists to cover up long delays in patient appointments and a mounting toll of preventable deaths of veterans, Miller said. VA hospital bureaucratic problems trailer for Obamacare coming attraction.