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Why is V.A. destroying documents to avoid filling F.O.I.A.s?

While the "Open and transparent government" propaganda goes on, the V.A. is destroying documents subjected to F.O.I.A. to cover up neglect and abuse of veterans. Also, the V.A. seems to be denying claims that it knows are valid, failing to diagnose PTSD. http://www.vawatchdog.org/10/nf10/nffeb10/nf022710-1.htm So, when does the open and transparent part start, and can we expect the V.A. to release rather than destroy ...more »

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Local VAMC memos should cite legal basis and appeal procedure

I was recently seen by my VAMC Emergency Department for chest pain radiating to my neck and left side. I received excellent care, including a sense of resolve by the emergency physician to find the root cause, since the pain has become chronic and is not a cardiac problem. I am pleased that my primary care physician shares her enthusiasm for pursuing this problem until an accurate diagnosis that explains the root cause ...more »

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Veterans Health Benefits

Veterans Affairs could save employee man hours and stress to Veterans if the VA would supply step by step instructions to Veterans on how to: (A) get the quickest diagnoses and (B) how to properly file a benefits claim if applicable and (C) distribute an emergency check for $2500 to those who have been diagnosed and it is more likely than not they will receive benefits similar of how citizens were treated after Katrina. ...more »

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