Confessions of a VA hospital scheduler

Bay Area veterans say they’re still facing excessive wait times for benefits and health care. The VA Inspector General found 307,000 veterans may have died waiting for access to the VA health care system.
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50 Comments

  1. mu99ins on May 16, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Refused a colonoscopy by the VA due to my inability to provide a responsible driver. I have anxiety disorder, and I am a loner.

    Does anybody know where I can get a colonoscopy? I find myself in a spot where I don’t even know where to get advice.

  2. VAsucks on May 16, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    337 views

  3. Edmund Janas on May 16, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    The VA caused my father’s death. Covered it over with lies. A double bronze WWII vet, treated horribly in the end. Trust betrayed. I believe this man will be forgiven, it’s the ones that are unrepentant that are to blame…the ones that will find judgement.

  4. lgb on May 16, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    There are 8 priority groups.. DUH ? Does anyone else have the sense to look into this?

  5. mu99ins on May 16, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    Refused a colonoscopy by the VA due to my inability to provide a responsible driver. I have anxiety disorder, and I am a loner.

    Does anybody know where I can get a colonoscopy? I find myself in a spot where I don’t even know where to get advice.

  6. Neeko Z on May 16, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    Veterans need to wake up. No country cares for you and loves you. You’ll get nice pats on the back and given a few nice sounding titles but that’s where it stops. You’ll be used by politicians and led to some some sort of slaughter. I’ll never question the sincerity of servicemen. But politicians is another ball game.

  7. Allen Murgondy on May 16, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Easy street welfare mom’s transfer to the VA system, veterans get Medicaid for life with same discounts by your ratings.

    Damn shame, some ghetto welfare queen can get the best treatment but vets have to wait years upon years for something like an MRI.

    System needs fixed.

  8. M P on May 16, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    This is still going on now , their new scam from VA Hospital ! when a C&P Exam Doctors lies on the Veterans Health the Head Director of the VA Hospital lies also on Veteran’s Medical Records this is the newest scam of the VA .

  9. Yolanda Duval on May 16, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    A man with a concience!

  10. Dan Harakis on May 16, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    all va hospitals clinics and civilian hospitals should be one. veteran id cards should be able to be used at all of them .anywhere within a veterans community neighborhood. .including dental . .a bear was found dead and he died of a bad tooth. Α Ω

  11. rGlover on May 16, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    Thank you,

  12. Free Cat on May 16, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    This is absolutely true. I saw a clerk put the file of certain patient they considered troublesome at the bottom of a stack on someone else’s desk who was on vacation. Clerks will mess with you for personal reasons without instructions from their supervisors. People who care have a hard time & often quit leaving veterans to deal with the worst of the worst.

  13. 765 lb squat on May 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Considerable progress? 3 years later and nothing has changed. Government run healthcare doesn’t work. It is even worse in Canada.

  14. VAsucks on May 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    Not dying in silence… Vets are screaming for help and awareness. Marine pilot committed suicide at VA campus in Florida while sitting on medical records this year… denied pain medications needed to live with kidney stones. What a tragedy…

  15. the POW/MIA newspot on May 16, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    SEE MY VIDS..SEE MY VIDS…a Total Disgrace

  16. Sparta Spartan on May 16, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Two years fighting stage 4 melanoma with 20 lymph nodes removed and i didmt qualify for a compression stocking due to lymph fluid build up in my lower leg. Was told my circulation was good enough.

  17. Keshawn Brown on May 16, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Mike Gaddis meant @ 9 g mail com

  18. Ian Folmar on May 16, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    Are u serious!!!!!!!?

  19. Jay Barnes on May 16, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    The way the VA has fucked me over has turned me into a man who hates America

  20. Scott. on May 16, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Yes I’m in the fight of my life with them

  21. Sara Crews on May 16, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    The VA is lying they didn’t change a damn thing. My husband has had pain in his abdomen and vomiting for three months now, and they finally set him up for an appointment until September knowing he’s lost 50 pounds already, and is still in pain…

  22. jvolstad on May 16, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Keep in mind that veterans with service connected disabilities take priority.

  23. mike blankenship on May 16, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Been on an appeal for 9 years. Gulf War Veteran and on the registry for being exposed to environmental hazards. Still fighting for my VA disability.

  24. gabriel walls on May 16, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    They never gave care at VA for my burn body the kick me out i shot March 23 03 President Bush gave me a Purple Heart and they still don’t care

  25. Free Cat on May 16, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    I have been waiting years to get help with PTSD. I can’t get insurance & it is very expensive. The county wanted to charge me over $500 for the first session & over $300 for each session after. I found a place that was affordable, but I have transportation issues & had to stop.

  26. Boomer La Boom on May 16, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    Its still happening ! Called last week to switch primary’s and get referred to Gastro specialist cz i have had diarrhea for 2 years n my doc said its cz im obese n im thinner than him. Doc canccelled said i never requestedd a change n then said for me to stop trying to "doctor hop" cz i wanted to the soonest appointment.

  27. chad vough on May 16, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    Just as bad now in 2020. Been waiting a year for a referral; one they denied to give until I called and complained to the white house hotline. They tried three Doctors, when they wouldn’t agree to what the VA wanted to pay, they called me and said to bad. Gave up compleatly. No options even suggested.

  28. Scotty&thagang on May 16, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    As a combat veteran I’ve experienced all of those things. Currently dealing with another one of those things now. It gets no better. Hurry up and wait, wait until you die. Smh

  29. Bob Pants on May 16, 2020 at 5:16 pm

    I hate seeing Trumps ugly orange face on the wall in the hospital

  30. Maidenpatrol on May 16, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    UNACCEPTABLE

  31. Blake Church on May 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Wait times aren’t really any better now. Its 2020

  32. Debra Allen on May 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    You should have it opened up to she . I wasn’t successful suing the Phoenix VA. They delayed his surgery right months. Cancer spread and he died waitng.

  33. VAsucks on May 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Still screwing us today…. Dec. 2019 nothing has changed. HELP! The VA is killing us!

  34. Alan Day on May 16, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    Its harder than this. They love to say no. No matter what. I have a condition the Tampa VA doesn’t treat but they refuse to send me to a Community care provider. But they will use tax payers money to build a new huge dental clinic that purposefully discriminates against veterans with service dogs. They say its because every chair is a "surgery chair." But people go in there in their street shirt shoes and clothes. The lady told me "this is just an added benefit that service dogs cant come in." But yet if a civilian business did this, they would be sued, fined and people would lose their licenses. The previous one that was in the Main hospital accommodated service dogs. And for the haters, these are appropriately trained and certified service dogs. They will refuse to treat a blind person if they do not surrender their service dog or be referred to the Community Dental. The TAMPA VA is a MAJOR financial waste pit.

  35. Ian Folmar on May 16, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    U.S. CONGRESS WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS ANY LONGER!!!!!

  36. Debi Sieger on May 16, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    My husband presented to the Detroit VA coughing up blood. First night, they didn’t even do a chest xray. I took him back the next night and demanded that they do a cxr…he had a mass right lower lobe. They scheduled a MRI in one month…which we did. We kept asking about the results…was told everything was fine…THEY PUT IN A CONSULTATION FOR ONCOLOGY AND NEVER TOLD US, NEVER TOLD HIS PRIMARY…HE HAD CANCER…COUPLE YEARS LATER THEY ADMITTED HIM BECAUSE HE WAS SHORT OF BREATH AGAIN AND COUGHING UP BLOOD…HIS OXYGEN DROPPED EVERY TIME THEY TOOK HIS O2 OFF….NO TESTING…I ASKED THEM TO DO BRONCOSCOPY..THEY DID NOT…THEY SENT HIM HOME WITH NO EXPLANATION…PLUS HE WAS IN PAIN..THAT WAS A MONTH BEFORE HE DIED OF LUNG CANCER THAT METASTASIZED TO HIS BRAIN…UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SAID IF HE HAD RECEIVED TREATMENT THE 3 YEARS PRIOR., HE MAY HAVE RECOVERED AND IT WOULDN’T HAVE SPREAD……and I sent paperwork from the U of M hospital….ABSOLUTELY NO EXPLANATION..AND CERTAINLY NO APOLOGY…I DIDNT SUE, DESPITE THE NEURO DOCTORS AT U OF M HOSPITAL STATING THAT THEY WOULD HELP…PLUS, THE HEAD OF NUERO WROTE A LENGTHY MISSIVE DETAILING THE DETROIT VA’S FAILINGS….DETROIT VA SENT THEIR RECORDS TO U OF M…U OF M WAS UPSET AND USED PHASES LIKE "UNNECESSARY DEATH, WITHHOLDING TREATMENT, MALPRACTICE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE "

  37. boseok choi on May 16, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Its 2019 09 27 amd nothing has changed. I havent been able to get in the door and im crippled infantryman. Got medical retired in dec 2014. CT va still dose this. 2years i still cant get them to KEEP an appointment.

  38. the POW/MIA newspot on May 16, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    ACTUALLY this Guy SAVED His SOUL by telling the Truth–It works that way=it always has–So says the Bible.. ALL others(that say nothing) will Reap their Just reward.. MILESTONES are hung around the necks of them whom hide the truth—BEWARE, Oh , Ye, whom understand this Not…

  39. fleamarketmutt on May 16, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Bolsheviks own US Inc.

  40. lgb on May 16, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    I was deathly ill for three years, they accused me of making it up. Turned out to be a blocked liver duct. No apologies, i had to go thru hell to get the lies taken out of my records. They still ignore me, been waiting for 7 months for an mri.

  41. Allen Murgondy on May 16, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    I must add that from my experience most all VA hospitals administration is staffed by racist black people, why is my question. Veterans are probably the least racist. And worse, when you finally get you team and PCP your Dr. looks down on you like your some homeless bum needing handouts.

    There has got to be changes, it is horrible.

  42. Babygirl Jones on May 16, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    Good bless his heart . Thank you for not being afraid to speak out

  43. Bill Zardus on May 16, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    I just hope President Blowhard doesn’t destroy the VA hospital system any more than he already has. I can’t even get my ears cleaned now at the VA hospital in Wilmington, DE because the entire ENT department is losing employees through attrition and now I have to find an expensive specialist to do this simple "procedure". President Blowhard apparently has put a hold on the hiring process that prevents VA hospitals from replacing employees who quit or retire. Another example of a jacka$$ trying to fix what was an EXCELLENT system he doesn’t understand, so it can now be privatized and abused for 10 times the cost to taxpayers. I suspect that private medical practices are donating to his campaign, and requesting this corrupt practice as their "payback". Is there anything not for sale with this dirtbag ?
    When is the news media going to start reporting about this ?
    WRZ

  44. Zeek M on May 16, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    You need to do another investigation FOX because the VA is still just as corrupt as ever.

  45. Ronald Ward on May 16, 2020 at 5:35 pm

    I’ve never had any problems at the VA hospital in Detroit. Two thumbs up

  46. fleamarketmutt on May 16, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    FFS look up District of Columbia Organic Act of 1871, US is a corporation, military is cult of trained murderers invading countries, killing poor people to gain coveted resources for multi national corporations. They do not protect America, only the oligarch’s revenue! WAKE THE HELL UP! (See Major General Smedley Butler’s "War is a Racket").

  47. Faithful Loyal Servant on May 16, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Great changes under #45. You complain and they get fired, and now we have the mission act that when the VA can not see you on time, they send you to a civilian private doctor (of your choice) and free of cost. Thank you Mr. President Trump. Latino War Veteran for Trump

  48. Michael Edlin on May 16, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    VA the second chance to give your life for this country.

  49. Sparta Spartan on May 16, 2020 at 5:39 pm

    9 months later i finally get to see someone about my wrist surgery. Hopefully my surgery isn’t in another 9 months

  50. Amarillo to me on May 16, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Even when you do get an appointment it doesn’t do much good unless you just luck out and get a Dr. who cares.

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