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VA is having severe problems providing injured veterans with benefits in a timely fasion

Original post made by Patriot Liberal, Downtown, on Oct 27, 2009

Is this the case??

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Posted by !
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm

This is a snapshot of what we would experience with Obamacare. Not a pretty picture.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 27, 2009 at 10:54 pm

The VA has been neglecting VETS for decades, it's nothing new. What do you suppose needs to be done, I'd like to know. Is it all new to you?


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Posted by Stay Cool
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 28, 2009 at 7:29 am

Stay Cool is a registered user.

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How? How is this a snapshot if Obama's healthcare reform? The programs are structured completely differently. 'Government' isn't the 'G' word.


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Posted by David Walden
a resident of another community
on Oct 28, 2009 at 8:27 am

Again - Cholo has her head up her a**. The VA has treated me with respect and excellent care over the last 40 years. I am a veteran with a service-connected disability and my doctors are excellent and recently I called in for a general appointment and got it within 7 days.

I am sorry to hear of the problems in processing claims and that is sad but my experiences with the VA have be excellent and I am sure that the processing problem will be straightened out soon. I have never been neglected.


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Posted by Patriot Liberal
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 28, 2009 at 8:46 am

Cholo,

No, not new to me. Transposed the words is and it. Ie: it is the case


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Carriage Gardens
on Oct 28, 2009 at 8:56 am

The VA has been placing a maximum effort to take care of returning Veterans from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). One specific area is the Army Wounded Warrior project-right here in Pleasanton there are 2 Retired Army Officers working daily with dozens of "special needs-special cases" of severely wounded Army personnel. God Bless them and their clients as all concerned in the VA strive to heal them and to help them as they continue to recover from their wounds of war. The VA today is entirely different than the VA that the Vietnam Veteran faced after their service in the Vietnam War.


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Posted by mary
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 28, 2009 at 9:04 am

I volunteer at the VA Hospital in Livermore. The care there is quite good, and equal to the care provided by private care nursing homes and hospitals in the bay area. I don't know how many vets have been able to compare those options. I have. I also see how extensively the teams on the inside (of the VA) strive to press the governemnt to get better funding and services, meaning they are not showing up to work and taking what is as acceptable. The VA is constantly fighting for improved services and benefits for their vets.

And yes, there is always room for improvement. Half the battle is getting the word out in layman's terms rather than government speak, which confuses the issue and misguides the vets when seeking care.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 28, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Web Link HARVARD. More recent studies available upon request.


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm

VA steals from homeless VETS: Web Link


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 28, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Web Link duh...


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 28, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Veteran kills self: Web Link


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Posted by Tango
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Oct 28, 2009 at 6:08 pm

I work with a disabled Vet from Iraq and when someone in the VA says that this Vet needs certain thing to go on with rehabilitation why should it take 6 month to a year to get approvel? This person it losing progress when the things needed are not provided. Going backwards in rehab is not helping anyone.


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