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And our Veterans are dying, homeless, on the streets. THIS is what Trump needs to stop. have sent this article on to his campaign.

From the link:


VA employees on paid administrative leave in 2014:


1-3 months: 2,277
3-6 months: 200
6-9 months: 53
9-12 months: 30

Taxpayers are paying millions for VA hospitals to keep health care providers with questionable records on paid leave for years, a Clarion-Ledger investigation has found.

In 2014 alone, 2,560 employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs spent at least one month on paid leave (some the entire year), costing taxpayers $23 million — more than any other federal agency.


“Because of the federal government’s dysfunctional civil service laws that put the job security of bureaucrats ahead of the safety of veterans, the VA doesn’t have the ability to adequately discipline most misbehaving employees,” said U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “As a result, the department’s problems don’t get fixed. They fester, as problem employees are either paid to do nothing, shuffled around or not dealt with at all.”


VA Secretary Robert McDonald acknowledged employees remain on paid leave too long.

“Originally, administrative leave was designed to take people out of system while they were being investigated so they didn’t create adversity or harm,” he said.

He said his agency is streamlining the process so employees can be disciplined more quickly.

At the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, two surgeons, whose annual salaries total more a half million, have been on paid leave more than two years. They count against the Jackson VA’s budget, but veterans receive no care from them.

Taxpayers have footed the bill for the following:

Dr. Daniel K. Kim, a 59-year-old ophthalmologist, is still employed at the Jackson VA, despite a World War II veteran winding up blind when Kim performed a routine cosmetic surgery in 2006. The VA denied any wrongdoing, calling it a medical mystery.

In 1997, a patient of his, Judy Loveless, died during routine cosmetic surgery in a Georgia clinic. Charged with forging her consent form, Kim surrendered his Georgia medical license and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

He has denied doing anything wrong in either case.


Taxpayers continue to pay his more than $190,000 in annual base pay.

Frederick Kevin Harris, a nurse’s aide, is still employed at the VA Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana, despite being charged with manslaughter, accused of beating to death a 70-year-old military veteran in March 2013.

Despite the criminal charge, the VA concluded he is not at fault. He continues to draw his $36,902 in base pay and has reportedly been allowed at times to treat patients.
Frederick Kevin Harris, a nurse's aide at the VA Hospital


Dr. Jose M. Bejar, a neurologist with the Kansas VA in Topeka, pocketed more than $330,000 from taxpayers while he was on paid leave for two years after five female veterans filed sexual misconduct charges against him in 2011.

He finally pleaded no contest in 2013 to aggravated sexual battery, “conducting inappropriate pelvic and breast examinations on patients.” After that, he surrendered his medical license and registered as a sex offender.


Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, questioned the VA’s record on paid leave, pointing out the agency kept 46 employees on paid leave for more than a year.

He and other senators have introduced legislation in hopes of curbing that abuse by the VA and other federal agencies.

On July 25, 2013, the Jackson VA suspended neurosurgeon Dr. Mohamed Eleraky from performing any more surgeries at the Jackson VA. Nine months later, the hospital suspended him from seeing any more patients.

He is now suing the Jackson VA, saying the hospital has failed to give him a fair hearing. But the lawsuit gives no reason why he was suspended.

Taxpayers continue to pay his more than $329,000 in annual base pay.


When McDonald took over as VA secretary in mid-2014, he promised to turn the agency around, getting rid of bad employees, including those involved in falsifying documents and manipulating wait times at VA hospitals.

When he appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Feb. 15, 2015, he said 900 employees had been “fired since I became secretary. We’ve got 60 people that we fired who have manipulated wait times.”

The Washington Post challenged his numbers, saying the actual number fired in the scandal at that time was eight.

Last August, McDonald told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee he had terminated more than 140,000 of the more 340,000 VA employees — only to correct himself and say only 1,800 had been fired. Then 1,755. Then 755.



****Lying to Congress is a FELONY. THis man is still drawing pay and working at the VA as its head. Your TAX DOLLARS AT PLAY.****


****Robert Alan McDonald (born June 20, 1953) is the 8th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He is the retired Chairman, President, and CEO of Procter & Gamble.****


In 2014, Congress passed a bill that made it easier to fire VA employees guilty of misconduct or poor performance, but some have remained on the payroll.

The director of the troubled regional benefits office in Reno, Nevada, which handled disability applications, did such a lousy job that VA officials sent him home for a year — with pay.

But rather than fire him, VA officials “created a special job for him where he can telework from Reno to be an adviser to somebody here in Washington,” U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., said in a November hearing. “It was a totally created job.”


In 2010, Jed Fillingim, assistant director for the Jackson VA, was involved in a fatal drunken driving accident in a Dallas suburb that killed Amy Wheat, a 38-year-old nurse recruiter for the Jackson VA.

Despite the death, police in Addison, Texas, failed to administer a blood-alcohol test on him until six hours later, at whicht point, he tested at .03, under the legal limit.

He resigned in November 2010. Months later, the VA hired him back.

Wheat’s mother, Annette Berry, told NBC News, “It’s just not right. They should fire him. There’s been no criminal punishment. No VA punishment.”

In 2014, Fillingim made $107,434 at the VA hospital in Augusta, Georgia, plus a $900 performance bonus. VA officials say he is no longer employed there.


If so, the agency has a ways to go. Since 2000, the VA has paid out more than $1.1 billion to veterans and their families for medical malpractice.

Then-U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., concluded in his 2014 report that more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of the VA’s misconduct over the past decade.

Past and present VA physicians say one problem with regard to VA hospitals hiring and keeping qualified doctors is the pay — about half of what can be earned in the private sector.

Dr. Timothy Trotter — who worked 13 years at the VA, serving as chief of thoracic surgery at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City — said some physicians who wind up at the VA have been repeatedly sued or can’t find work elsewhere.

Before leaving for a week in 2012, he warned administrators against letting a surgeon operate alone.

He said the surgeon’s prior solo surgeries had failed to go well. In one case, a patient suffered a heart attack, and in another, the surgeon accidentally left a chest tube inside the patient’s chest.

Trotter, who had been supervising the surgeon, said when administrators questioned his claim about letting the surgeon operate alone, he said he asked them, “Are you willing to kill somebody to make this point?”

While gone, the surgeon operated, and a patient died.


A week later, the surgeon was allowed to operate again, and this time, Trotter said he had to assist after the surgeon stitched together two of the three arteries to the heart.

After this, he said the cardiopulmonary bypass machine operator refused to work with the surgeon, and the surgeon left the VA.

Dr. Robert K. Finley III went to work at the VA Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, after he paid a $5,000 fine to settle Iowa Board of Medicine allegations that his mistakes contributed to the death of six patients and to the injuries sustained by three others.

The family of Asa Carson is now suing the Huntington VA in federal court for $1.2 million, contending Finley bungled three abdominal surgeries on Carson and failed to fix a perforated colon. Finley has denied any wrongdoing.


The first patient Dr. Daniel Kim saw at the Luna Laserperfect Skin Center in Atlanta was Judy Loveless, a petite flight attendant nearing her 50th birthday.

The day before she went in for the routine cosmetic surgery on Oct. 3, 1997, she talked to her cousin, Nina Harbour of Tyrone, Georgia. “She said he was going to work on the crow’s feet around her eyes.”

The next day, Loveless appeared at the clinic, and Kim started the anesthesia. He realized too late she was struggling to breathe.

When he finally did notice, he called in staff members who performed CPR on Loveless.

Paramedics struggled to get her out of the facility because the elevator was too small to hold a gurney.

By the time she arrived at the hospital, she was dead.


Georgia medical officials concluded Kim had no resuscitation equipment, no monitoring equipment and no crash cart. He also had no formal training in anesthesia.

“He had no nurse and no medicine to reverse the anesthesia,” Harbour said. “He overdrugged her.”

Authorities charged Kim with two felonies, accusing him of forging her consent form for surgery after she died.

As part of a plea bargain, he surrendered his Georgia medical license, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and did 40 hours of community service.

Harbour was horrified to learn Kim still had his medical license and was employed at the Jackson VA. “I thought I got him out of the practice.”


.... Kim described himself as “the best ophthalmologist around, that he felt that he was being discriminated against and basically disrespected by all the people he worked with. And when I asked him why he felt that was true, he said that was because he was a clearly superior physician and human being to everyone that he knew anywhere. And that is a direct quote. ‘I am simply better than all of them, and they can’t tolerate my superiority.’ ”

In 2006, 89-year-old World War II veteran Charles L. West read the newspaper every morning, cooked and drove himself to a park in Crossgates, where he walked.

On March 10, 2006, Kim performed the routine surgery that was supposed to last 10 minutes.

Instead, it lasted an hour and 20 minutes because Kim decided to do more extensive work on the eyelids.

“When I removed the corneal protectors, I knew right away that something had occurred,” Kim said in a deposition.

West suffered chemical burns to both of his corneas, leaving him legally blind and dependent on round-the-clock care.


A VA internal investigation suggested the nurse used a bottle of Betadine with bleach, getting it into the eyes. In court documents, the VA denied any wrongdoing, calling it a medical mystery.

The judge ordered the VA to pay $249,054 in actual damages, and $500,000 in punitive damages. The judge said he would have awarded more, but the statute capped the damages.

A month after the trial ended, West died.


He also acknowledged he performed certain surgeries at the VA without receiving the privileges to do them, but said he didn’t know he lacked the privileges until after he was done.

Despite all these problems, the VA allowed Kim to continue to operate.


“To people who work hard for their money, it’s insulting,” she said. “And it’s insulting that our government, in such a state of unbelievable debt, allows this.”


There is a whole lot more of the criminal negligence at the link of the article. I encourage you to read it. It is more than shocking. TO say that this is endemic ONLY in the VA system would be quite wrong however.

There is a law of "OMERTA" in the medical profession that is fostered and encouraged by each and every step on the ladder of the medical industry. I speak of this by way of expirence. If you want to work in the medical industry, you keep your mouth shut about what goes on.

It's part of the reason I do legal medical case review now.

This is rampant negligence at many levels, not merely clinical, but administrative as well.

CRIMINAL EVEN

It must stop.

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VA or not, when you go into a hospital, you should ALWAYS have someone you trust with you. They are your advocate. Not so much to question practice, unless they are qualified, but to witness and document what transpires, what treatments you recieve, and what are outcomes.

It is merely for your own protection.

It also provides a ready reference to compare with the hospital bill, or treatment bill you are later saddled with.

ALWAYS request an itemized, detail billing.
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At the very least, YOU should make sure that every single person that comes into a patient's room washes their hands vigorously, both when they come in, and just before they leacve. Keep some clorox handiwipes in the room and wipe down the door handles several times a day.

This alone would cut down on Nosocomial(hospital acquired) infections tremedously.

ALL medical practioners in the United States are required to do this. It's called best practice, but it is NOT rigorously followed.
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And our Veterans are dying, homeless, on the streets. THIS is what Trump needs to stop. have sent this article on to his campaign.

From the link:


VA employees on paid administrative leave in 2014:


1-3 months: 2,277
3-6 months: 200
6-9 months: 53
9-12 months: 30

Taxpayers are paying millions for VA hospitals to keep health care providers with questionable records on paid leave for years, a Clarion-Ledger investigation has found.

In 2014 alone, 2,560 employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs spent at least one month on paid leave (some the entire year), costing taxpayers $23 million — more than any other federal agency.


“Because of the federal government’s dysfunctional civil service laws that put the job security of bureaucrats ahead of the safety of veterans, the VA doesn’t have the ability to adequately discipline most misbehaving employees,” said U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “As a result, the department’s problems don’t get fixed. They fester, as problem employees are either paid to do nothing, shuffled around or not dealt with at all.”


VA Secretary Robert McDonald acknowledged employees remain on paid leave too long.

“Originally, administrative leave was designed to take people out of system while they were being investigated so they didn’t create adversity or harm,” he said.

He said his agency is streamlining the process so employees can be disciplined more quickly.

At the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, two surgeons, whose annual salaries total more a half million, have been on paid leave more than two years. They count against the Jackson VA’s budget, but veterans receive no care from them.

Taxpayers have footed the bill for the following:

Dr. Daniel K. Kim, a 59-year-old ophthalmologist, is still employed at the Jackson VA, despite a World War II veteran winding up blind when Kim performed a routine cosmetic surgery in 2006. The VA denied any wrongdoing, calling it a medical mystery.

In 1997, a patient of his, Judy Loveless, died during routine cosmetic surgery in a Georgia clinic. Charged with forging her consent form, Kim surrendered his Georgia medical license and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

He has denied doing anything wrong in either case.


Taxpayers continue to pay his more than $190,000 in annual base pay.

Frederick Kevin Harris, a nurse’s aide, is still employed at the VA Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana, despite being charged with manslaughter, accused of beating to death a 70-year-old military veteran in March 2013.

Despite the criminal charge, the VA concluded he is not at fault. He continues to draw his $36,902 in base pay and has reportedly been allowed at times to treat patients.
Frederick Kevin Harris, a nurse's aide at the VA Hospital


Dr. Jose M. Bejar, a neurologist with the Kansas VA in Topeka, pocketed more than $330,000 from taxpayers while he was on paid leave for two years after five female veterans filed sexual misconduct charges against him in 2011.

He finally pleaded no contest in 2013 to aggravated sexual battery, “conducting inappropriate pelvic and breast examinations on patients.” After that, he surrendered his medical license and registered as a sex offender.


Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, questioned the VA’s record on paid leave, pointing out the agency kept 46 employees on paid leave for more than a year.

He and other senators have introduced legislation in hopes of curbing that abuse by the VA and other federal agencies.

On July 25, 2013, the Jackson VA suspended neurosurgeon Dr. Mohamed Eleraky from performing any more surgeries at the Jackson VA. Nine months later, the hospital suspended him from seeing any more patients.

He is now suing the Jackson VA, saying the hospital has failed to give him a fair hearing. But the lawsuit gives no reason why he was suspended.

Taxpayers continue to pay his more than $329,000 in annual base pay.


When McDonald took over as VA secretary in mid-2014, he promised to turn the agency around, getting rid of bad employees, including those involved in falsifying documents and manipulating wait times at VA hospitals.

When he appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Feb. 15, 2015, he said 900 employees had been “fired since I became secretary. We’ve got 60 people that we fired who have manipulated wait times.”

The Washington Post challenged his numbers, saying the actual number fired in the scandal at that time was eight.

Last August, McDonald told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee he had terminated more than 140,000 of the more 340,000 VA employees — only to correct himself and say only 1,800 had been fired. Then 1,755. Then 755.



****Lying to Congress is a FELONY. THis man is still drawing pay and working at the VA as its head. Your TAX DOLLARS AT PLAY.****


****Robert Alan McDonald (born June 20, 1953) is the 8th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He is the retired Chairman, President, and CEO of Procter & Gamble.****


In 2014, Congress passed a bill that made it easier to fire VA employees guilty of misconduct or poor performance, but some have remained on the payroll.

The director of the troubled regional benefits office in Reno, Nevada, which handled disability applications, did such a lousy job that VA officials sent him home for a year — with pay.

But rather than fire him, VA officials “created a special job for him where he can telework from Reno to be an adviser to somebody here in Washington,” U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., said in a November hearing. “It was a totally created job.”


In 2010, Jed Fillingim, assistant director for the Jackson VA, was involved in a fatal drunken driving accident in a Dallas suburb that killed Amy Wheat, a 38-year-old nurse recruiter for the Jackson VA.

Despite the death, police in Addison, Texas, failed to administer a blood-alcohol test on him until six hours later, at whicht point, he tested at .03, under the legal limit.

He resigned in November 2010. Months later, the VA hired him back.

Wheat’s mother, Annette Berry, told NBC News, “It’s just not right. They should fire him. There’s been no criminal punishment. No VA punishment.”

In 2014, Fillingim made $107,434 at the VA hospital in Augusta, Georgia, plus a $900 performance bonus. VA officials say he is no longer employed there.


If so, the agency has a ways to go. Since 2000, the VA has paid out more than $1.1 billion to veterans and their families for medical malpractice.

Then-U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., concluded in his 2014 report that more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of the VA’s misconduct over the past decade.

Past and present VA physicians say one problem with regard to VA hospitals hiring and keeping qualified doctors is the pay — about half of what can be earned in the private sector.

Dr. Timothy Trotter — who worked 13 years at the VA, serving as chief of thoracic surgery at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City — said some physicians who wind up at the VA have been repeatedly sued or can’t find work elsewhere.

Before leaving for a week in 2012, he warned administrators against letting a surgeon operate alone.

He said the surgeon’s prior solo surgeries had failed to go well. In one case, a patient suffered a heart attack, and in another, the surgeon accidentally left a chest tube inside the patient’s chest.

Trotter, who had been supervising the surgeon, said when administrators questioned his claim about letting the surgeon operate alone, he said he asked them, “Are you willing to kill somebody to make this point?”

While gone, the surgeon operated, and a patient died.


A week later, the surgeon was allowed to operate again, and this time, Trotter said he had to assist after the surgeon stitched together two of the three arteries to the heart.

After this, he said the cardiopulmonary bypass machine operator refused to work with the surgeon, and the surgeon left the VA.

Dr. Robert K. Finley III went to work at the VA Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, after he paid a $5,000 fine to settle Iowa Board of Medicine allegations that his mistakes contributed to the death of six patients and to the injuries sustained by three others.

The family of Asa Carson is now suing the Huntington VA in federal court for $1.2 million, contending Finley bungled three abdominal surgeries on Carson and failed to fix a perforated colon. Finley has denied any wrongdoing.


The first patient Dr. Daniel Kim saw at the Luna Laserperfect Skin Center in Atlanta was Judy Loveless, a petite flight attendant nearing her 50th birthday.

The day before she went in for the routine cosmetic surgery on Oct. 3, 1997, she talked to her cousin, Nina Harbour of Tyrone, Georgia. “She said he was going to work on the crow’s feet around her eyes.”

The next day, Loveless appeared at the clinic, and Kim started the anesthesia. He realized too late she was struggling to breathe.

When he finally did notice, he called in staff members who performed CPR on Loveless.

Paramedics struggled to get her out of the facility because the elevator was too small to hold a gurney.

By the time she arrived at the hospital, she was dead.


Georgia medical officials concluded Kim had no resuscitation equipment, no monitoring equipment and no crash cart. He also had no formal training in anesthesia.

“He had no nurse and no medicine to reverse the anesthesia,” Harbour said. “He overdrugged her.”

Authorities charged Kim with two felonies, accusing him of forging her consent form for surgery after she died.

As part of a plea bargain, he surrendered his Georgia medical license, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and did 40 hours of community service.

Harbour was horrified to learn Kim still had his medical license and was employed at the Jackson VA. “I thought I got him out of the practice.”


.... Kim described himself as “the best ophthalmologist around, that he felt that he was being discriminated against and basically disrespected by all the people he worked with. And when I asked him why he felt that was true, he said that was because he was a clearly superior physician and human being to everyone that he knew anywhere. And that is a direct quote. ‘I am simply better than all of them, and they can’t tolerate my superiority.’ ”

In 2006, 89-year-old World War II veteran Charles L. West read the newspaper every morning, cooked and drove himself to a park in Crossgates, where he walked.

On March 10, 2006, Kim performed the routine surgery that was supposed to last 10 minutes.

Instead, it lasted an hour and 20 minutes because Kim decided to do more extensive work on the eyelids.

“When I removed the corneal protectors, I knew right away that something had occurred,” Kim said in a deposition.

West suffered chemical burns to both of his corneas, leaving him legally blind and dependent on round-the-clock care.


A VA internal investigation suggested the nurse used a bottle of Betadine with bleach, getting it into the eyes. In court documents, the VA denied any wrongdoing, calling it a medical mystery.

The judge ordered the VA to pay $249,054 in actual damages, and $500,000 in punitive damages. The judge said he would have awarded more, but the statute capped the damages.

A month after the trial ended, West died.


He also acknowledged he performed certain surgeries at the VA without receiving the privileges to do them, but said he didn’t know he lacked the privileges until after he was done.

Despite all these problems, the VA allowed Kim to continue to operate.


“To people who work hard for their money, it’s insulting,” she said. “And it’s insulting that our government, in such a state of unbelievable debt, allows this.”


There is a whole lot more of the criminal negligence at the link of the article. I encourage you to read it. It is more than shocking. TO say that this is endemic ONLY in the VA system would be quite wrong however.

There is a law of "OMERTA" in the medical profession that is fostered and encouraged by each and every step on the ladder of the medical industry. I speak of this by way of expirence. If you want to work in the medical industry, you keep your mouth shut about what goes on.

It's part of the reason I do legal medical case review now.

This is rampant negligence at many levels, not merely clinical, but administrative as well.

CRIMINAL EVEN

It must stop.

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im sendn this to my bud senator toomey - disgraceful

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This is how health care will be for everyone if Sandyvagers wins.
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Thx for helping get that word out Phennom, and the pin.

The subject matter in near and dear to me.

Gotta tell ya, it just about made me sick to read the article.

I gotta few horror stories I could tell from my years in practice.

I was able to get one MD on work visa from Jordan I think, drawn up before the medical board and thrown out of the country(so I was told).

Beating a patient during a procedure, patient was under sedation. This was in TN, many many years ago.

Literally beating on a patient with his fists. I couldn't believe it.
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The VA has to change their hiring method, they keep hiring the same type of people over and over and put them in charge. If you screw up you move up in the VA
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The VA has to change their hiring method, they keep hiring the same type of people over and over and put them in charge. If you screw up you move up in the VA
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That is definitly part of the problem, and the excuse the Director uses before Congressional hearings. "The pay sucks"

It is not about "Health Care" anymore, it's about "Health Profits"
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Not to mention the dirtbag admins making 200-300k to play God and make people wait for care until they die.
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Not the VA, but still--

2nd time in two months this has happened locally there:

Florida 18-Year-Old Accused Of Posing As A Doctor


A South Florida teen was arrested Tuesday and charged with practicing medicine without a license after allegedly setting up a fake medical practice and passing himself off as having a Ph.D.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, was arrested after he allegedly performed an examination on an undercover agent and offered medical advice. He was being held on $6,000 bail.

The Palm Beach Post reported that a cease-and-desist order showed that Love-Robinson had operated a medical office in West Palm Beach since Jan. 26. The teen allegedly named his practice New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center & Urgent Care and claimed to be a doctor of psychology.
This past October, Love-Robinson was issued a cease-and-desist order after he allegedly operated another fake medical practice in Boynton Beach.


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And our Veterans are dying, homeless, on the streets. THIS is what Trump needs to stop. have sent this article on to his campaign.

From the link:


VA employees on paid administrative leave in 2014:


1-3 months: 2,277
3-6 months: 200
6-9 months: 53
9-12 months: 30

Taxpayers are paying millions for VA hospitals to keep health care providers with questionable records on paid leave for years, a Clarion-Ledger investigation has found.

In 2014 alone, 2,560 employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs spent at least one month on paid leave (some the entire year), costing taxpayers $23 million — more than any other federal agency.


“Because of the federal government’s dysfunctional civil service laws that put the job security of bureaucrats ahead of the safety of veterans, the VA doesn’t have the ability to adequately discipline most misbehaving employees,” said U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “As a result, the department’s problems don’t get fixed. They fester, as problem employees are either paid to do nothing, shuffled around or not dealt with at all.”


VA Secretary Robert McDonald acknowledged employees remain on paid leave too long.

“Originally, administrative leave was designed to take people out of system while they were being investigated so they didn’t create adversity or harm,” he said.

He said his agency is streamlining the process so employees can be disciplined more quickly.

At the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, two surgeons, whose annual salaries total more a half million, have been on paid leave more than two years. They count against the Jackson VA’s budget, but veterans receive no care from them.

Taxpayers have footed the bill for the following:

Dr. Daniel K. Kim, a 59-year-old ophthalmologist, is still employed at the Jackson VA, despite a World War II veteran winding up blind when Kim performed a routine cosmetic surgery in 2006. The VA denied any wrongdoing, calling it a medical mystery.

In 1997, a patient of his, Judy Loveless, died during routine cosmetic surgery in a Georgia clinic. Charged with forging her consent form, Kim surrendered his Georgia medical license and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge.

He has denied doing anything wrong in either case.


Taxpayers continue to pay his more than $190,000 in annual base pay.

Frederick Kevin Harris, a nurse’s aide, is still employed at the VA Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana, despite being charged with manslaughter, accused of beating to death a 70-year-old military veteran in March 2013.

Despite the criminal charge, the VA concluded he is not at fault. He continues to draw his $36,902 in base pay and has reportedly been allowed at times to treat patients.
Frederick Kevin Harris, a nurse's aide at the VA Hospital


Dr. Jose M. Bejar, a neurologist with the Kansas VA in Topeka, pocketed more than $330,000 from taxpayers while he was on paid leave for two years after five female veterans filed sexual misconduct charges against him in 2011.

He finally pleaded no contest in 2013 to aggravated sexual battery, “conducting inappropriate pelvic and breast examinations on patients.” After that, he surrendered his medical license and registered as a sex offender.


Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, questioned the VA’s record on paid leave, pointing out the agency kept 46 employees on paid leave for more than a year.

He and other senators have introduced legislation in hopes of curbing that abuse by the VA and other federal agencies.

On July 25, 2013, the Jackson VA suspended neurosurgeon Dr. Mohamed Eleraky from performing any more surgeries at the Jackson VA. Nine months later, the hospital suspended him from seeing any more patients.

He is now suing the Jackson VA, saying the hospital has failed to give him a fair hearing. But the lawsuit gives no reason why he was suspended.

Taxpayers continue to pay his more than $329,000 in annual base pay.


When McDonald took over as VA secretary in mid-2014, he promised to turn the agency around, getting rid of bad employees, including those involved in falsifying documents and manipulating wait times at VA hospitals.

When he appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Feb. 15, 2015, he said 900 employees had been “fired since I became secretary. We’ve got 60 people that we fired who have manipulated wait times.”

The Washington Post challenged his numbers, saying the actual number fired in the scandal at that time was eight.

Last August, McDonald told the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee he had terminated more than 140,000 of the more 340,000 VA employees — only to correct himself and say only 1,800 had been fired. Then 1,755. Then 755.



****Lying to Congress is a FELONY. THis man is still drawing pay and working at the VA as its head. Your TAX DOLLARS AT PLAY.****


****Robert Alan McDonald (born June 20, 1953) is the 8th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He is the retired Chairman, President, and CEO of Procter & Gamble.****


In 2014, Congress passed a bill that made it easier to fire VA employees guilty of misconduct or poor performance, but some have remained on the payroll.

The director of the troubled regional benefits office in Reno, Nevada, which handled disability applications, did such a lousy job that VA officials sent him home for a year — with pay.

But rather than fire him, VA officials “created a special job for him where he can telework from Reno to be an adviser to somebody here in Washington,” U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., said in a November hearing. “It was a totally created job.”


In 2010, Jed Fillingim, assistant director for the Jackson VA, was involved in a fatal drunken driving accident in a Dallas suburb that killed Amy Wheat, a 38-year-old nurse recruiter for the Jackson VA.

Despite the death, police in Addison, Texas, failed to administer a blood-alcohol test on him until six hours later, at whicht point, he tested at .03, under the legal limit.

He resigned in November 2010. Months later, the VA hired him back.

Wheat’s mother, Annette Berry, told NBC News, “It’s just not right. They should fire him. There’s been no criminal punishment. No VA punishment.”

In 2014, Fillingim made $107,434 at the VA hospital in Augusta, Georgia, plus a $900 performance bonus. VA officials say he is no longer employed there.


If so, the agency has a ways to go. Since 2000, the VA has paid out more than $1.1 billion to veterans and their families for medical malpractice.

Then-U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., concluded in his 2014 report that more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of the VA’s misconduct over the past decade.

Past and present VA physicians say one problem with regard to VA hospitals hiring and keeping qualified doctors is the pay — about half of what can be earned in the private sector.

Dr. Timothy Trotter — who worked 13 years at the VA, serving as chief of thoracic surgery at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City — said some physicians who wind up at the VA have been repeatedly sued or can’t find work elsewhere.

Before leaving for a week in 2012, he warned administrators against letting a surgeon operate alone.

He said the surgeon’s prior solo surgeries had failed to go well. In one case, a patient suffered a heart attack, and in another, the surgeon accidentally left a chest tube inside the patient’s chest.

Trotter, who had been supervising the surgeon, said when administrators questioned his claim about letting the surgeon operate alone, he said he asked them, “Are you willing to kill somebody to make this point?”

While gone, the surgeon operated, and a patient died.


A week later, the surgeon was allowed to operate again, and this time, Trotter said he had to assist after the surgeon stitched together two of the three arteries to the heart.

After this, he said the cardiopulmonary bypass machine operator refused to work with the surgeon, and the surgeon left the VA.

Dr. Robert K. Finley III went to work at the VA Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, after he paid a $5,000 fine to settle Iowa Board of Medicine allegations that his mistakes contributed to the death of six patients and to the injuries sustained by three others.

The family of Asa Carson is now suing the Huntington VA in federal court for $1.2 million, contending Finley bungled three abdominal surgeries on Carson and failed to fix a perforated colon. Finley has denied any wrongdoing.


The first patient Dr. Daniel Kim saw at the Luna Laserperfect Skin Center in Atlanta was Judy Loveless, a petite flight attendant nearing her 50th birthday.

The day before she went in for the routine cosmetic surgery on Oct. 3, 1997, she talked to her cousin, Nina Harbour of Tyrone, Georgia. “She said he was going to work on the crow’s feet around her eyes.”

The next day, Loveless appeared at the clinic, and Kim started the anesthesia. He realized too late she was struggling to breathe.

When he finally did notice, he called in staff members who performed CPR on Loveless.

Paramedics struggled to get her out of the facility because the elevator was too small to hold a gurney.

By the time she arrived at the hospital, she was dead.


Georgia medical officials concluded Kim had no resuscitation equipment, no monitoring equipment and no crash cart. He also had no formal training in anesthesia.

“He had no nurse and no medicine to reverse the anesthesia,” Harbour said. “He overdrugged her.”

Authorities charged Kim with two felonies, accusing him of forging her consent form for surgery after she died.

As part of a plea bargain, he surrendered his Georgia medical license, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge and did 40 hours of community service.

Harbour was horrified to learn Kim still had his medical license and was employed at the Jackson VA. “I thought I got him out of the practice.”


.... Kim described himself as “the best ophthalmologist around, that he felt that he was being discriminated against and basically disrespected by all the people he worked with. And when I asked him why he felt that was true, he said that was because he was a clearly superior physician and human being to everyone that he knew anywhere. And that is a direct quote. ‘I am simply better than all of them, and they can’t tolerate my superiority.’ ”

In 2006, 89-year-old World War II veteran Charles L. West read the newspaper every morning, cooked and drove himself to a park in Crossgates, where he walked.

On March 10, 2006, Kim performed the routine surgery that was supposed to last 10 minutes.

Instead, it lasted an hour and 20 minutes because Kim decided to do more extensive work on the eyelids.

“When I removed the corneal protectors, I knew right away that something had occurred,” Kim said in a deposition.

West suffered chemical burns to both of his corneas, leaving him legally blind and dependent on round-the-clock care.


A VA internal investigation suggested the nurse used a bottle of Betadine with bleach, getting it into the eyes. In court documents, the VA denied any wrongdoing, calling it a medical mystery.

The judge ordered the VA to pay $249,054 in actual damages, and $500,000 in punitive damages. The judge said he would have awarded more, but the statute capped the damages.

A month after the trial ended, West died.


He also acknowledged he performed certain surgeries at the VA without receiving the privileges to do them, but said he didn’t know he lacked the privileges until after he was done.

Despite all these problems, the VA allowed Kim to continue to operate.


“To people who work hard for their money, it’s insulting,” she said. “And it’s insulting that our government, in such a state of unbelievable debt, allows this.”


There is a whole lot more of the criminal negligence at the link of the article. I encourage you to read it. It is more than shocking. TO say that this is endemic ONLY in the VA system would be quite wrong however.

There is a law of "OMERTA" in the medical profession that is fostered and encouraged by each and every step on the ladder of the medical industry. I speak of this by way of expirence. If you want to work in the medical industry, you keep your mouth shut about what goes on.

It's part of the reason I do legal medical case review now.

This is rampant negligence at many levels, not merely clinical, but administrative as well.

CRIMINAL EVEN

It must stop.

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We get what we deserve. This countries last and only real chance at world peace died the day the assassinated John F Kennedy like a pig for all the public to see. there's no chance that this thing will ever get better.
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Bernie Sanders chaired the Veterans Affairs Senate Committee.

Everything that happened to the troops happened under his supervision and watch.

This is a powerful weapon to use against the Sanders campaign, so I wanted everyone to know.

Go out and use this info to attack libtards.
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TY for posting that about Bernie--I didn't know that!

Then there's this:

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has made a series of puzzling public statements that appear to defend the government hospital bureaucracy.

The string of statements began on May 15, when Sanders appeared on CNN for an interview with Chris Cuomo.

After urging media to remain neutral over claims that 40 U.S. veterans died at the Phoenix VA while waiting to receive care, Sanders said, “The allegation is not that the delay in care caused that, only that that is what is now being investigated.”

“Did the delay in care of these people on the secret waiting list actually cause these deaths? We don’t know,” Sanders said.

Elsewhere, Sanders appeared to gloat over the Veterans Affairs health care system, saying “the VA holds up as good or better than private hospitals. By and large, veterans throughout America believe that they’re getting pretty good health care.”

At one point, the CNN host replied, “Is it unfair criticism, senator, to say that you sound like a lawyer defending the hospital as opposed to a senator trying to make sure the right thing is done?”

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I used to write about this stuff daily, until the sheer volume damn near drove me insane.

I got one thing to add though...

If you believe Obamacare is this magic bullet that is going to fix our healthcare system, you only have to look at how three government agencies take care of people...

The VA...
The IRS...
The DMV...

Obamacare is everything wrong with those three and then some...
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Dr. Daniel K. Kim, a 59-year-old ophthalmologist, is still employed at the Jackson VA, despite a World War II veteran winding up blind when Kim performed a routine cosmetic surgery in 2006. The VA denied any wrongdoing, calling it a medical mystery.

In 1997, a patient of his, Judy Loveless, died during routine cosmetic surgery in a Georgia clinic. Charged with forging her consent form, Kim surrendered his Georgia medical license and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge

So I guess he just went and got another lic in another state????

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jay or at least had his license removed by the AMA and no longer praccticing given his other negligence.

Much less his attitude.

Morals and ethics. #Lackof
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Not the VA, but still--

2nd time in two months this has happened locally there:

Florida 18-Year-Old Accused Of Posing As A Doctor


A South Florida teen was arrested Tuesday and charged with practicing medicine without a license after allegedly setting up a fake medical practice and passing himself off as having a Ph.D.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, was arrested after he allegedly performed an examination on an undercover agent and offered medical advice. He was being held on $6,000 bail.

The Palm Beach Post reported that a cease-and-desist order showed that Love-Robinson had operated a medical office in West Palm Beach since Jan. 26. The teen allegedly named his practice New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center & Urgent Care and claimed to be a doctor of psychology.
This past October, Love-Robinson was issued a cease-and-desist order after he allegedly operated another fake medical practice in Boynton Beach.


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see I have no problem with what he did.

I bet he LISTENED TO PEOPLE.

and doing that and getting paid and claiming to know what you are doing without paying into the system enough is illegal.

He wasn't doing brain surgery.

he was probably doing something actually helpful which is why they shut him down.

For instance, if he was manning a phone just to be an "on hold" person to listen at the VA suicide call center instead of being sent to voicemail, he would probaby even save lives.

They are not interested in SAVING lives, though.

just keeping the system itself going, no matter how many souls it destroys.
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Great thread, Bodiless. These issues need more and more attention. +5.
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This is going to get me redded and flamed, but I do not care.

What I heard from Bernie is that he actually gives a shit and cares about Veterans, and is listening to them and to veterans groups, and what I heard from Rubio was a bunch of "legal speak" and hemming and hawing, and proved to me who does and doesn't really have THIS veteran's best interests at heart.

I'm voting for Bernie.

no matter what, pretty much, even if I have to write it in.
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Not the VA, but still--

2nd time in two months this has happened locally there:

Florida 18-Year-Old Accused Of Posing As A Doctor


A South Florida teen was arrested Tuesday and charged with practicing medicine without a license after allegedly setting up a fake medical practice and passing himself off as having a Ph.D.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, was arrested after he allegedly performed an examination on an undercover agent and offered medical advice. He was being held on $6,000 bail.

The Palm Beach Post reported that a cease-and-desist order showed that Love-Robinson had operated a medical office in West Palm Beach since Jan. 26. The teen allegedly named his practice New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center & Urgent Care and claimed to be a doctor of psychology.
This past October, Love-Robinson was issued a cease-and-desist order after he allegedly operated another fake medical practice in Boynton Beach.


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see I have no problem with what he did.

I bet he LISTENED TO PEOPLE.

and doing that and getting paid and claiming to know what you are doing without paying into the system enough is illegal.

He wasn't doing brain surgery.

he was probably doing something actually helpful which is why they shut him down.

For instance, if he was manning a phone just to be an "on hold" person to listen at the VA suicide call center instead of being sent to voicemail, he would probaby even save lives.

They are not interested in SAVING lives, though.

just keeping the system itself going, no matter how many souls it destroys.
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Personally, I don't care much for people passing themselves off as medical professionals, but if that's what's ok for you, well, then power to ya I guess.
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Great thread, Bodiless. These issues need more and more attention. +5.
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Ty once for that, TY twice for his service, and TY thrice for your supporting him!

Have a great day sweetie!
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Well, I know that the only person I have been able to see to get any kind of mental health help in connection with the VA as a fully disabled veteran for mental health reasons I was told no longer qualifies under the new regulations to see me, and the last time I did see her was a year ago.

but hey, the VA cares.

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Great thread, Bodiless. These issues need more and more attention. +5.
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Ty once for that, TY twice for his service, and TY thrice for your supporting him!

Have a great day sweetie!
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My pleasure on all accounts. It was and still is an honor.

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This is going to get me redded and flamed, but I do not care.

What I heard from Bernie is that he actually gives a shit and cares about Veterans, and is listening to them and to veterans groups, and what I heard from Rubio was a bunch of "legal speak" and hemming and hawing, and proved to me who does and doesn't really have THIS veteran's best interests at heart.

I'm voting for Bernie.

no matter what, pretty much, even if I have to write it in.
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Would love to talk with you about why you are chosing Socialism versus Capitalism on another thread sometime.

At least you aren't apathetic.

What I got from the video is that Bernie was against giving the executive the power to dismiss negligence in the VA system. And it desperately needs it. ALL across the spectrum of governmental employees. Civil Service is pretty much welfare for incompetence and fraud at this point in time, IMO. BLOATED incompetnece.
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Not the VA, but still--

2nd time in two months this has happened locally there:

Florida 18-Year-Old Accused Of Posing As A Doctor


A South Florida teen was arrested Tuesday and charged with practicing medicine without a license after allegedly setting up a fake medical practice and passing himself off as having a Ph.D.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Malachi Love-Robinson, 18, was arrested after he allegedly performed an examination on an undercover agent and offered medical advice. He was being held on $6,000 bail.

The Palm Beach Post reported that a cease-and-desist order showed that Love-Robinson had operated a medical office in West Palm Beach since Jan. 26. The teen allegedly named his practice New Birth New Life Holistic and Alternative Medical Center & Urgent Care and claimed to be a doctor of psychology.
This past October, Love-Robinson was issued a cease-and-desist order after he allegedly operated another fake medical practice in Boynton Beach.


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"I am a well rounded proffessional that treats, and cares for patients, using a system of practice that bases treatment of physiological functions and abnormal conditions on natural laws governing the human body. I utilize physiological, psychological, and mechanical methods, such as air, water, light, heat, earth, phototherapy, food and herb therapy, psychotherapy, electrotherapy, physiotherapy, minor and orificial surgery, mechanotherapy, naturopathic corrections and manipulation, and natural methods or modalities, together with natural medicines, natural processed foods, and herbs and nature’s remedies."

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