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Head of Department of Veterans Affairs resigns (Secretary Eric Shinseki)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Bob, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. Bob

    Bob

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    This happened a few days ago.

    Secretary Eric Shinseki, the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs, resigned because of a cover-up in relation to poor services for veterans.

    There's loads of articles about it:
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/30/us-usa-politics-veterans-idUSKBN0EA19M20140530
    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/va-secretary-eric-shinseki-resigns-obama-announces/story?id=23926277
    http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/va...ys-hes-accepted-va-chiefs-resignation-n118551

    The VA seems to be a major obstacle to getting GWI recognised, researched, and treated properly. Reading these articles, and knowing what we know about the VA's attitude to GWI, it seems that Secretary Eric Shinseki can't have been up to the job. It would be nice if GWI patients will now start to see a transformation in the way that GWI is treated by the VA. Imagine if they started to treat it properly, and veterans didn't have to fight for recognition, and for proper research! But perhaps we shouldn't expect too much.
     
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    Don't count on it, this gov't agency has been very dysfunctional for decades, and this was supposed to be the model for socialized healthcare via the opinion of Paul Krugman working for the NY Times! When it is almost impossible to fire people, how are you going to have accountability? Money was/is not the issue, there budget was nearly doubled since the "evil" George W. Bush was in office in 2005!

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