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  •  I have just finished watching, too. (7+ / 0-)

    I'm also a Portland VA patient. Ours is a VA Hospital with its CBOCs (Community-Based Outpatient Clinics) that is superb. However, I know from their many phone calls and E-mails that Jack and Amanda Kato have accurately described their experiences in the CNBC film.

    While the film examines the problems at a number of VA Hospitals, the producer failed to point the finger directly at who is causing these problems. Here is the answer:
    Within the VA Healthcare System there are 23 regional divisions. Most of them are working. These need new management:

         VISN  7: VA Southeast Network
         VISN  8: VA Sunshine Healthcare Network
         VISN  9: VA Mid South Healthcare Network
         VISN 10: VA Healthcare System of Ohio
         VISN 16: South Central VA Health Care Network
         VISN 17: VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network

    In the central office, General Shinseki needs to be retained and freed by the White House and both House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees to significantly replace, reorganize, and eliminate a whole lot of people. I am convinced that General Shinseki knows what to do, who is needed, and who needs to go.

    Those who fought the war in Afghanistan won it. Get them out of Afghanistan NOW . . . It's long past time. The time has come to repair this country and care for its' veterans.

    by llbear on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 10:02:28 AM PST

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    •  Thank you dear llbear (6+ / 0-)

      I said much of this and of course much got edited.  YOU are entirely correct.  This is a national shame and disgrace and you have walked the walk with me for the last three years in our advocacy.  I brought up Ohio, thinking of your last case and it too was not mentioned.   I guess there is just so much than can be covered .  the Vines never got brought up and it too was told.  The evidence was there.
      At least people know now of this nightmare of Veteran Street.  Thank you for your service and continued service.
      forever your Friend.

      We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

      by Vetwife on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 10:08:28 AM PST

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      •  ♥Hi VetWife♥ Rec'd And Tipped♥ (1+ / 0-)
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        Brought To You By That Crazed Sociologist/Media Fanatic rebel ga Be The Change You Want To See In The World! Gandhi

        by rebel ga on Mon Nov 11, 2013 at 03:59:09 PM PST

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      •  There is just not enough time ever to tell (0+ / 0-)

        everything that is happening... Of course editing ocurred and had to be to make sense.
        she only had about 30 minutes or so but maybe run a complete series with all that was told I am sure not only by us but others.   I know others probably had a lot of info but just so much time...  It was done well.   It is hard to know what is imperative as a whole when your life revolves around this kind of incompetence at the VA.  I liked the talks with the congressional chair.

        We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

        by Vetwife on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 12:25:44 PM PST

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