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Shazam October 21st, 2014 7:09am

So it's been a couple of months. Anyone heard how much we've been able to get the wait times down to at VA Hospitals? How about the number still on a waiting list?

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FlipFlopGirl Sic semper tyrannis
10/21/14 8:12 pm

Medical facilities for enlisted in certain areas also needs help. A friend had to wait 6 weeks to get her sons 6 month infant check up.. She made it 3 weeks before the 6mo mark.

susanr Colorado
10/21/14 6:04 pm

I haven't seen anything in local news coverage since mid-August. Maybe I'll tweet the newspaper's editor & ask if they'd like to do an update... If I'm not mistaken, CO/WY took a lot of heat about it, & a regional supervisor was one of 2 people who

susanr Colorado
10/21/14 6:04 pm

were going to be fired. I don't know if he has been.

susanr Colorado
10/21/14 6:06 pm

Oh, actually, the mid-August article I read quoted the Deputy Sect'y of Veteran Affairs as saying the wait time situation could be fixed in 2 years... That sounds pathetic, but it included resolving personnel investigations too.

roundsquare round square
10/21/14 11:15 am

I haven't heard a thing about it in while.

arielb SoCal, so Cal
10/21/14 8:04 am

No, and it's about time we got a progress report!

Thanks for reminding us.

kermie gaytopia
10/21/14 6:45 am

I like how you make us remember by bringing stuff like this up once in a while. How easy it is to forget!

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/21/14 6:45 am

Customers die and then the waiting list gets shorter.

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dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
10/21/14 6:22 am

Had a VA sleep study. Waited a few weeks expecting an appt for a cpap. They had me do another sleep study. Waited again for an appt. Got the call a couple weeks ago. My appt is Nov 28.

Don't know if that's an improvement of wait time or not.

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
10/21/14 6:27 am

The total time for this is from July to Nov.
The private sector can do this in about 6 weeks or less.

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
10/21/14 6:29 am

Oh, almost forgot.
Got put on the list for a shingles shot in May. I'm still waiting.

cowboy Here and There
10/21/14 2:32 am

Data manipulation and 10 billion in emergency funds so Veterans can get private care.
www.usatoday.com/story/news/usanow/2014/07/29/va-veterans-healthcare-delay-fraud/13321571/

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cpaswr just say the letters
10/21/14 3:36 am

I think he is looking for something from late September or October. Not July.

cowboy Here and There
10/21/14 5:54 am

Two months to find private care, for thousands of Veterans, sounds pretty darn good, doesn't it?

cpaswr just say the letters
10/21/14 5:57 am

I wasn't criticizing the article itself. Just the date of the article.

Shazam was looking for something recent, not something almost 3 months old.

cowboy Here and There
10/21/14 6:00 am

It takes some time to get all of those people to a private doctor. Three months is pretty good.

cowboy Here and There
10/21/14 6:03 am

And some VA workers, that lied to keep the wait times down, could still be working. I haven't seen a massive firing, have you?

cpaswr just say the letters
10/21/14 2:17 pm

Do you have an article dated between September 21, 2014 to today? Again, your source is from July.

Feel free to rant all you want about the VA if it will make you feel better.

cowboy Here and There
10/21/14 2:21 pm

I take that as a no.

cpaswr just say the letters
10/21/14 4:00 pm

Post a recent link about the VA scandal first. I gave you a time frame that matches Shazam's intent.

cowboy Here and There
10/21/14 4:01 pm

Still a no, huh?