(@hectorlopezguillen)

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STOP DEPORTING U.S.MILITARY VETERANS

Please help us stop the deportation of U.S.Military Veterans. We are Nationals of The United States as per The U.S.Military Oath of Enlistment,and section 1101(a)(22)of The Immigration and Nationality Act.We are also Nationals because of The Status of Forces Agreement(S.O.F.A.) When and if we are killed while on active duty,our coffins are draped with an American Flag just like everyone else and then we are buried as ...more »

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(@roland)

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Allow cancelling a vote

There is currently no way to cancel my vote that I can find. In cases where I may too hastily have voted, OR the subsequent comments take a turn on the idea that I do not agree with and would not have voted in the way I did if those comments had been originally present, I would like the ability to cancel the vote I gave.

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(@mmipcvab)

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Senior Leadership Service in the Field

One of the greatest challenges faced at the VA is cultural divide between the DC central office and the medical center, VARO, etc, in the field - this in addition internal organizational rivalry. A possible way to bridge this gap would be creating opportunites for SES level staff (including political appointees) to volunteer, atleast one week per year, in the field at any hospital, clinic, VetCenter, etc. In this role ...more »

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(@mmipcvab)

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Increase Financial Transparency By Broadcasting FundingDecisions

Not sure how this will be recieved, so here it is: We should record (audio & video) and broadcast all the major budget meetings that take place at the SES level and above, specifically the one where the decisions that determine program funding are made. During each budget cycle there a number of meetings that take place where senior leaders determine the funding that will be given to any program. Perhaps they will ...more »

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(@mmipcvab)

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Competitions for Innovation

VA should consider using competitions (internal and public) to identify and select innovative solutions to improve exisiting mamangement systems and processes. Similar to ones conducted by NASA and DOD... VA would have to identify a problem (not hard to do - there are many) get some experts to act as judges and define the minimum standards that the solution must meet, provide prizes(cash), and let the brilliant people ...more »

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(@rreed49058)

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Stop wasting on fraudelent claims and look at evidence

My name is Randall Dean Reed and I retired from the United States Naval Service in October of 1998. Since that time I have been in the process of claiming dissability that occured while I was in the service. My condition deals with my back (upper and lower). During my time in the service I fell and injured my right knee and back. I had two surgeries on my right knee and over 30 steroid injections in my back to try ...more »

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(@jeffreydbrown)

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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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(@hectorlopezguillen)

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STOP DEPORTING HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS of U.S.Military

Will you PLEASE help us bring to light and expose this unjust and unfair treatment of U.S.Military Veterans.We are Nationals of The United States as per The U.S.Military Oath of Enlistment,and section 1101(a)(22)of The Immigration and Nationality Act.We are also Nationals because of The Status of Forces Agreement(S.O.F.A.) The National Lawyers Guild and The Military Law Task Force have both passed Resolutions for us,but ...more »

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(@billy.knight)

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TURBO VA

I think that a lot of times the claims process is delayed because the VA is unsure of what the Veteran is claiming. Also I think that the Veteran is confused by the 23-page application. I think that it would be a great idea if we would change the application to work more like turbo tax. I think that this could simply the process. For example if a veteran listed his dates of service from 2003 to 2008 the system would not ...more »

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14 votes
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(@ldbj00)

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Cost comparisions

VA should post unit cost data for the most popular modalities of care procedures, processes and contracts utilized in providing care/services to veterans. This would allow the general public to see how effective taxes dollars are spent. This would also offer potential competitors an opportunity to provide less expensive, quality alternatives thus creating healthy competition and ensuring the most cost effective delivery ...more »

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(@johnpatterson)

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Monolithic Mindless Wasteland

VA Director's haven't even the curtisy to reply to Vets letters or emails. Been fighting to recieve Fentanyl 90 day medicine script rather than go to Med Center EVERY 30 days! FDA says its OK, my VA Dr's want to impliment this 90 day program, but VA "POLICY" says waste taxpayers dollars and Dr's time with monthly visits! Had same pain meds for almost 9 years, add that cost in monthly visits! With all sincerity the VA ...more »

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