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Posted on Dec 12, 2018
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TBH, there's still going to be a lot of skepticism because of what the VA has been in the past. I guess the main question would be, how will you quantify success? The VA has continually been a disappointment in its ability to do its job in a quick and efficient manner, if they can do their job at all. Maybe it's just the cynic in me, but we've been told by the government so many times about improvements coming to the VA, and each time, they largely disappoint.
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PO3 Craig Phillips
PO3 Craig Phillips
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A VERY LARGE AMEN SGT Stephens.
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Michael Compeau
Michael Compeau
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It's not only cynical, it is now objectively wrong. Recent study published in the peer reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association shows that Wait times at VA facilities are on a whole currently far below what the private sector endures, AND they are lower than in 2014 during the reported 'wait time crisis'.
Additionally, a November study (I'll go look for the reference) cited that quality of care in VA facilities was HIGHER in terms of actual measurable outcomes, than in private sector facilities in regional comparisons.
So, there's that.
Now, these stats are all related to the Veterans Health Administration. The VBA, where they do review of claims and determination of service connection determinations is another issue -- I don't know their statistics.
But I think it's wrong to judge the entire VA by snafus in, say, Colorado, just as I believe its wrong to judge the Army by Abu Ghraib...
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Thank you SSG (Join to see) That is excellent news. I appreciate the work that you and the RallyPoint staff have done to make this happen.
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