VA HOSPITAL is “beyond horrible”……GARY L. BAUER’S free email daily newsletter

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

To: Friends & Supporters

From: Gary L. Bauer

VA Cover-Up “Beyond Horrible”

There is a stunning new development in the VA scandal today. Yet another whistleblower, Pauline DeWenter, has come forward to describe a cover-up, which she says was “beyond horrible.”

It was DeWenter’s job to manage the so-called “secret waiting list” and to call veterans on the waiting list to notify them when appointments were available. Unfortunately, she would sometimes learn from spouses or family members that the veteran she was attempting to reach had died while waiting in line.

DeWenter would dutifully note those deaths on their medical records. But on at least seven occasions in the past nine months, her notes were changed to indicate that the veteran was still alive. Sometimes her notes were altered to read, “entered in error,” as if DeWenter had simply made a mistake. Other times they were changed to “no longer necessary,” as if the veteran had declined treatment because the issue was resolved.

In December DeWenter and Dr. Sam Foote went to the VA’s Inspector General. After weeks and months passed with no follow-up and after Phoenix managers insisted everything was fine, Dr. Foote finally went public in April. Kudos to CNN for doing real investigative journalism.

Now we have evidence that VA officials were fully aware of the extent of the problem — not that hundreds of veterans were simply waiting too long to be seen, but that VA officials were in fact covering up deaths in order to get big cash bonuses.

In addition, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has just released a report finding that taxpayers have paid out nearly $1 billion to settle malpractice claims against the VA. “The problems at the VA are worse than anyone imagined,” Dr. Coburn said. “Over the past decade, more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of the VA’s misconduct.”

Don’t fall for the liberal lie that the VA was underfunded. Last year it spent millions on furniture. It has spent tens of millions on solar panels. Ironically, the VA spent millions on ad campaigns encouraging vets to seek care, which they obviously couldn’t get. Meanwhile, the VA failed to spend hundreds of millions of dollars allocated for medical care.

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2 Responses to “VA HOSPITAL is “beyond horrible”……GARY L. BAUER’S free email daily newsletter”

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