Walter Reed

Paperwork, the government and our vets

Dana Priest from WaPo has another great investigative piece this morning. Many of vets are still not getting the care that need. Red tape, government mismanagement and the VA system have all combine to frustrate our returning Vets. ——- From WaPo: … At a low point, he went to the local Department of Veterans Affairs medical center for help. One VA psychologist diagnosed Cruz with post-traumatic stress disorder. His condition was labeled “severe and chronic.” In a letter supporting his request for PTSD-related disability pay, the psychologist wrote that Cruz was “in need of major help” and that he had provided

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Dole promises action

We have seen literally hundreds of presidential commissions form, meet and pledge action.  Really, they can pledge anything that they want, it will be up to the President and Congress to make it happen.  There are already a ton of committees looking to the Walter Reed problem. So, I’m not sure why another commission was necessary.  It would be different if Congress was ignoring the problem but they aren’t.  The VA has already looked into the problem and found a ton of problems.  So often, I criticize the President for doing what I believe is the wrong thing.  I guess I

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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