This has a long lead in so move the bar to about 19.00 for start of hearing.
This link will take you to a video of the March 10 meeting of the Appropriations Subcommittee, Dept. of Veterans Affairs. Discussion of 2017-18 DVA budget.
I’m not suggesting that anyone watch the entire mind-numbing video – but listen to some of the “magic word speeches” about the VA’s amazing plans to resurrect the Titanic incompetence that has “sunk” medical care for veterans. A voyage of stunning greed, irresponsibility and stupidity.
Blah, blah, blah!
What kind of depravity allows these people to be able to LIE with such serious intent and to be utterly indifferent to human life?
Here’s a suggestion: Don’t start idiotic wars of adventure if you can’t pay for the consequences. How dare we ask people to kill in the name of the state (actually for the obscene profit of those who get government contracts for everything from Twinkies to drones that make these corrupt military adventures possible) and then abandon those human beings who manage to survive, but with broken bodies, minds and lives?
One of many outrageous outcomes: Addiction to opiates fueled by DOCTORS.
Vets addicted to drugs by VA doctors. Many kept sedated to the point of overdose and death.
From: WBEZ91.5 Chicago / Aaron Glantz
Senior VA officials declined to be interviewed about the prescription epidemic. Instead, the agency produced a written statement saying it was engaged “in multiple, ongoing efforts to address prescription drug abuse among veterans seen in our healthcare system.”
The agency long has been aware of the problem. In 2009, new VA regulations required clinicians to follow an “integrated approach” to helping veterans in pain, including a stronger focus on treating the root causes of pain rather than using powerful narcotics to reduce symptoms.
But despite the regulations, VA doctors are prescribing more opiates than ever and the data suggests that adoption of the regulations varies wildly.