Obama Warned About VA Scandal Before He Took Office
This of course means that Obama will blame Bush.
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The most damning revelation may be that the administration knew about the problem since before the president took office, and apparently has done nothing about it.
The Washington Times reported Monday that the Obama administration received notice more than five years ago that VA medical facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times and experiencing scheduling failures that threatened to deny veterans timely health care.
Veterans Affairs officials reportedly warned the Obama-Biden transition team in the weeks after the 2008 presidential election that the wait times that its facilities were reporting were not trustworthy.
According to a memo the Times obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, “This is not only a data integrity issue in which [Veterans Health Administration] reports unreliable performance data; it affects quality of care by delaying – and potentially denying – deserving veterans timely care.”
The 2008 transition report referred to a VA inspector general recommendation to test the accuracy of reported waiting times, because there could be “questionable differences” between the dates shown in medical records and dates in the Veterans Health Administration’s scheduling system.
And in July 2012, Obama, told the Veterans of Foreign Wars: ”The VA and DOD will work harder toward a seamless transition so new veterans aren’t just piled on to the backlog. And we will not rest – I will not be satisfied until we get this right.”