So long Shinseki
Jun 04, 2014 | 10523 views | 0 0 comments | 345 345 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

I am writing to simply say good riddance to Eric Shinseki, the United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, upon his resignation over substandard timely care and false records in a number of VA hospitals.

There were incidents of a “seven-month waiting list” at 28 VA facilities, one of which resulted in a Navy veteran dying after never getting follow-up urgent care.

President Barack Obama claimed he did not know of the VA malfeasance, although the Government Accountability Office published a report in December 2012, “VA Health Care: Reliability of Reported Outpatient Medical Appointment Wait Times and Scheduling Oversight Need Improvement.”

The VA is an exemplar of the unaccountable bureaucracy of the socialist paradise of health care. I am proposing a new monument in Arlington Cemetery: The Tomb of the Unknown Patient to honor veterans who died awaiting treatment.


Joseph N. Manago


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