In the year since news broke of significant problems at the Veterans Administration health program, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned and was replaced by former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald and Congress passed legislation giving veterans improved access to private health care if they cannot be seen in a reasonable time.
But some are raising concerns the measures are not enough and media outlets have not covered the story sufficiently to help encourage greater transparency and accountability.
“It is imperative that we are informed on new processes and procedures implemented by new VA leadership, as well as who has been held responsible for some of the heinous and disturbing actions that … previously occurred,” said Allen West, president of the National Center for Policy Analysis and a retired Army colonel.
West says he’s concerned the issue is fading from public attention and the public might conclude the problem has been solved.
“I am greatly concerned that the typical...
In February, the Obama administration announced 11.4 million people had signed up for Obamacare in the second open-enrollment period, leading President Barack Obama to say, “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is working. It’s working a little better than we expected.”
The 11.4 million people who signed up is more than the number who will ultimately pay for their coverage and complete the enrollment. Even after the stragglers complete the sign-up process, it is more likely the paid-for number will be...
Consumer Power Report #456
Congress is currently trying to find a path forward on the notorious “doc fix,” whose scheduled expiration on March 31 would result in a 20 percent pay cut for doctors receiving reimbursement from Medicare. Time is short, and while the House is expected to vote Thursday on the issue (more on that in a minute), that would leave little time for the Senate to take up and pass anything (let alone read it). Well, sort of:
The calendar looks pretty tight right now. The...