VA is LYING … (cheating and stealing too)
I served in the US Army from 1967 through 1975. Since that time, I have NEVER seen any VA Big Shot treat any veteran with respect or honesty. And, I have NEVER seen any VA administrator tell the truth about ANYTHING that would even slightly embarrass the VA, were the truth to come out. It is my observation that lying, corruption, greed, and gaming the system are institutionalized in the VA.
When, I first began going to the VA, they had signs hanging around everywhere quoting General Omar Bradly, about service to veterans being more important than protecting the “system.” Today those signs have all been replaced with signs saying, “ALL THREATS WILL BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.”
I have seen no other health care system in the world, other than the VA, where threats against administrators and workers are so prevalent, as in the VA. The VA should ask itself; “Why are WE the target of so many threats? Is it possible that we are doing something WRONG to piss off so MANY veterans?”
Asking and honestly answering those two questions would be a good first step in fixing the broken VA system.