A multitude of investigations were conducted in response to the 2014 VA Scandal with reports and audits showing manipulation of records, long wait times, delays in treatment and overwhelmed caseload by VA practitioners (Wikipedia, n.d., para. 3-7). There are also concerns about the VA’s lack of accountability once
Current funding for veteran healthcare care is low and insufficient because of the large number of veterans, who are being discharged from the military as the country transitions to a democratic President. According to Dr. Rachel Nardin in her article about veteran healthcare, “Soldiers get excellent acute care when injured on active duty, but as revelations of poor conditions for soldiers receiving ongoing outpatient care at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center highlighted, service members often have trouble getting the care they need once active duty ends” (Nardin 1)
6 How should veteran suicidal be prevented? A Problem and Solution Essay: How Should Veteran Suicide be prevented? Durham Technical Community College This is like a bomb waiting to go off: Family of veterans have to live with fear, hoping that their love one would recuperate, be happy, or simply a civilian again. The Veterans Affairs Department (VA) should put a better effort to better assist veterans, and their family with a better plan to reduce this preventable death. Many veterans find it difficult to admit, control, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), let alone reaching for help; when they do so, they are considered just another number at the VA. At any moment, a veteran?s sacrifice for this country should end
Improving Veterans Access to Care What is the problem? The Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has been tasked with providing support and benefits to Veterans after they have completed their service. However, many Veterans are reporting difficulty accessing care due to systematic barriers within the VA’s Veterans Health Administration (Oliver, 2007). Complex
They claimed Iraq and Afghanistan veteran polls have been taken, it shows that whatever improvements and actions being were taken were not enough. Fifty-nine percent of the people rated the job the government was doing to help was good, while fifty-six percent rated it as them doing poorly. In an article by CNN news nineteen veterans have died because of delays for medical treatments from the Veterans Affair. Those nineteen veterans were only a small proportion of that group. A number of eight-two veterans who have died because of delays for medical treatments like colonoscopies or endoscopies. Some people like my father (Jason McLain), who is a retired veteran, believes that some doctors have their own personal bias toward veterans. Jason McLain stated, “When I go to the VA they do not help me as soon as I need their help. Although when I go to any other civilian doctor’s office they help me right away with any of their help”. A website by the name of Free Grants Community stated that success and failures of the Departments of Veterans Affair are frequently the subjects of political promises and debates. There are many places that can help with benefits or homelessness, simply anything veteran(active/retired) need. A six-year veteran stated that there are places to help but emphasizes that you have to pursue yourself. After you are done with the military to go back to school and to keep getting educated. Besides the fact the regular ordinary citizens complain that veterans are not getting enough help, there have been complaints against all employers for discrimination has blames the economic crisis and ballooning deficits for the inability to provide for more
Veterans’ Healthcare The issue of veterans’ health care has dominated public discourse for many years, with various statistics
It requires a deep imagination to put a body back together when there are only bits and pieces are left. The V.A. is not just about the physical well-being, but the mental well-being of the military personnel. As Phillip Longhorn has made his argument for keeping the V.A. intact, for a multitude of reasons, the mental health, the general care for veterans and extreme increase in money paid to private outfits. Given the fact that PTSD is now a well-known illness, mental health is half the battle of a veteran. Longhorn stated the V.A. had an over 30% superior rating, compared to any private mental health facility. When the V.A. provides exceptional treatment, it seems silly to send veterans to a less qualified facility. Especially when the therapists and doctors cater to PTSD. As we move to the general health of a veteran, the RAND study, gave a close look at the unique capabilities of the V.A. has to offer, and the rating of the care taken of the patients. In just about every aspect, wellness, eyes, diabetes out performs independent and private outfits. If the V.A. were to privatized, it would dismantle a medical relationship that lasts almost a life time. But it would also cause different havoc like sky rocketing costs to the V.A. that
Ethan Nicholas 4A Current Event #1 An ex-military veteran, Sgt. Bradie Frink, lost his job for 26 months due to the fact that the VA thought he was trying to blow the whistle on them. Bradie, who served our country, was only trying to change his beneficiary policy so that both of his children would benefit from it. The VA has been under scrutiny for not providing benefits guaranteed to many of our ex-military personnel. These whistleblowers were then quickly unemployed due to the attention they brought on the VA.
Fire the corrupt and incompetent VA executives that let our veterans down. Under a Trump Administration, there will be no job security for VA executives that enabled or overlooked corruption and incompetence. They’re fired. New leadership will focus the VA staff on delivering timely, top quality care and other services to our nation’s veterans. Under a Trump Administration, exposing and addressing the VA’s inefficiencies and shortcomings will be rewarded, not punished.
Intro In 1930, President Theodore Roosevelt instituted the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the purpose of providing for those who served in the military and their dependants. Because the VA is dedicated to providing care to those who have made a sacrifice for our country, it is often held to a higher standard than other healthcare providers, however, many have criticized the VA for failing the veterans by being financially wasteful, ethically unsound, and inefficient in providing health care. As of late, the VA has been seen in a negative light due to an influx of scandals, and many have began questioning who should responsible for fixing the issues that haunt the VA. The VA cannot be allowed to continuously fail these
“An Iraq veteran with a history of addiction was found dead on the floor of his room in a VA, he was given a 30 day supply of ant-anxiety medication and a 15 day supply of methadone (Glantz, A, 2014).” “A veteran shot himself in the head in a VA psych ward in Minnesota and a delusional veteran jumped off the roof of a Portland (Glantz, 2014).” Glantz (2014) reported that while in a locked psychiatric unit a veteran had overdosed on morphine. A 31-year-old Iraq veteran that was denied a PTSD rating shot himself, leaving three kids and a wife, “three months after his death the VA reversed itself, saying it was clearly and unmistakably in error (Glantz, 2014).” “Independent legal analysts say the nearly 1000 wrongful death payments in the decade after 9/11 represent a small percentage of the veterans who died because of malpractice by the Department of Veterans Affairs (Glantz, 2014).” Glantz (2014) reported that unlike in
The life of a veteran names Bryan turned for the worst after his mother passed away about 5 years ago. Before her death he was involved in the community and was an all-around good guy. After her death he lost his involvement in the community, his mental stability was slowing
The VA has been warned before about their lack of concern toward information security of our personal data, but it went unheard, since nothing serious had happen before, that we knew of. As with all breaches, many go unreported, and someone, somewhere along the lines knew about it, but lets it slide until it is too late, and somebody personal information stolen.
The VA System needs a complete over all we are doing a terrible disservices to our veteran’s.
Not only did we relate this article to our textbook, but we also connected it to another resource. The addition article we found was titled “VA Scandal-a Battlefield of Deceit, Delays and Death for Veterans”. In this article, the writer discusses the problem of veterans having to wait on an extensive waiting list to get a claim for their benefits. She discusses how people are sickened by how long veterans have to