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LTC Stephen F.
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Thanks SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL for sharing the link to the CNN website.
The bottom line in this report that the inspector general calculated that about 35% of all pending records were for deceased veterans with more that more than 307,000 deceased veterans were listed as enrollees with pending VA applications.
That is a lot of veterans who died while waiting for treatment. I would have been glad if this report was released on another date that Memorial day weekend.
"There are approximately 22 million veterans in the United States.
President Barack Obama has requested an appropriation of $168.8 billion for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the 2016 Budget.
Among VA operations are 1,203 outpatient sites, 144 hospitals and 300 Vet Centers.
The VA served 5.8 million people in 2014, according to a VA summary of expenditures by state.
March 10, 2015 - CNN reports that more than 1,600 veterans waited between 60 and 90 days for appointments at facilities operated by the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. About 400 veterans waited six months for an appointment, according to documents provided to CNN. The average wait time, according to documents dated January 15, 2015, was 48 days.
September 2, 2015 - The VA Inspector General releases a review of alleged mismanagement at the VA's Health Eligibility Center. According to the review, more than 307,000 deceased veterans were listed as enrollees with pending VA applications. The inspector general calculated that about 35% of all pending records were for deceased veterans. CNN reports that many of the deceased veterans may have died while awaiting treatment. "
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SFC David Reid, M.S, PHR, SHRM-CP, DTM
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Good facts to know- that's why its hard to fix them!
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Capt Daniel Goodman
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Especially loved some of the pre civil war stuff, those aspects I'd never run across, some really good minutiae, honest.
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