Started by quiller, March 31, 2016, 02:31:52 AM
QuoteSeven of 15 outside health advisers appointed to recommend ways to improve veterans' health services over the next two decades have proposed shutting down all Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers and outpatient services, and having its nine million enrollees get their medical care in the private sector.The 34-page "straw man" document released by the congressionally created Commission on Care calls for an immediate halt to construction of new VA hospitals and clinics, and launch of a "BRAC-like process" to begin closing existing facilities. Shuttering the largest medical system in the country would leave the VA to be "primarily a payor" for the care veterans would receive from civilian community doctors and health facilities.
Quote from: Dori on March 31, 2016, 03:10:20 AMAre the VA's bad overall, or are they understaffed and underfunded?
Quote from: supsalemgr on March 31, 2016, 03:24:12 AMMismanaged without accountability might be a better definition.
Quote from: Solar on March 31, 2016, 03:37:59 AMThe problem all VA clinics have is internships as in learning hospitals, where one surgeon oversees a group of students doing the actual surgery.