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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Hillary Says VA’s Problems Aren’t As ‘Widespread’ As Republicans Claim
Hillary Clinton brushed
off the complaints voiced by many veterans over the Department of Veterans
Affairs’ backlog and health care scandal when she said on Friday that the
problems plaguing the agency are not as “widespread” as they have been made out
to be by Republicans, who the Democratic presidential candidate said are
pushing the issue in pursuit of an “ideological agenda.”
Clinton was asked about the
VA’s backlog issues during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. The host
pointed out that many Republicans have pushed the idea of privatizing the VA.
She said that the proposal resonates because the problems with the VA system
appear intractable and “can’t get fixed fast enough.”
“I don’t understand why we
have such a problem,” Clinton began. But instead of addressing why the VA has
had such problems providing healthcare to veterans, Clinton blamed Republicans
for unfairly attacking the agency.
“There have been a number of
surveys of veterans, and overall, veterans who do get treated are satisfied
with their treatment,” she said.
Food for thought: I'm truly
disappointed in Hillary's ignorance of the VA's cruel healthcare system.
She needs to have a town-hall meeting (in a Red State) and personally
address Veterans' concerns before making such an offensive statement.
Each time I receive a "mail survey" I treat it like all other junk
President Obama is well aware
of Veterans’ ill-treatment that is systemic within all branches of the
military; active duty personnel are constantly encountering Civil and Human
Rights violations on a daily basis and the VA is a clearing house to
"pacify" these violations.
As a 100% disabled veteran, I
have encountered ongoing cancellation of dental appointments without
professional courtesy or satisfactory justification. Just last week my
dental appointment was cancelled without advance notification. When I
arrived at the clinic, the receptionist confirmed that it happens all the time.
When I asked to speak to one of the doctors, she said that the entire
staff was in a meeting for the rest of the afternoon?!!
Since I've been a patient at
the VA, I've always felt like a "lab rat" for some sort of
"clinical trial," along with thousands of other veterans, who are dying
from the VA's "experimental" treatments. I fully support the
Republicans efforts to privatize our medical treatment because
Veterans can be cured and healed when we believe that you care about us,
especially our Commander in Chief.