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Socialized Medicine Kills

Daniel Greenfield, Call it single-payer or Medicare-for-all, socialized medicine is death. As the health care debate goes on, Senator Bernie Sanders will toss in a socialized medicine bill. Bernie’s bill won’t be a realistic piece of legislation. The 1 percenter Socialist from Vermont has three successful bills to his name. Two of those involved renaming

VA fires embattled La. director amid scandal, secret wait lists

The director of the beleaguered Shreveport VA hospital in Louisiana has been fired following a three-year tenure filled with scandal including accusations of covering up a secret wait-list, creating severe staffing shortages and refusing to buy essentials like vital signs machines, linens or mattresses. Toby Mathew, who became director of Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

Trump signs order creating accountability office at VA

President Donald Trump on Thursday created an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve accountability and protect whistleblowers, calling it a “bold step forward.” Trump, who made improving veterans’ care a prominent issue in his presidential campaign, said the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection will make clear “that we will never, ever

Congress wants answers as disabled vets’ caregivers say VA stripping benefits

Army Sgt. George Wilmot’s Humvee flipped down the side of a mountain when he tried to escape a burst of small-arms fire, while serving in Iraq in 2009. He sustained numerous injuries – including traumatic brain and nerve damage – and later was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.  Wilmot’s wife Jennifer had been taking care

V.A. Our plan to deliver greater accountability to America’s veterans

David Shulkin, On February 28, 2017 President Trump, while addressing a Joint Session of Congress, once again identified accountability in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a top priority. The President is right, veterans deserve much better. There have been well publicized incidents of VA employees who have failed in our mission and have

Army vet faces trial for posting flags at VA site, Sessions asked to intervene

A 74-year-old U.S. Army veteran is set to go on trial next month for the ‘crime’ of posting two American flags on the fence of a Los Angeles VA facility — and the Justice Department is facing calls to drop the case.  The criminal prosecution of Robert Rosebrock dates back to charges filed under the

7 Democratic Scandals Worse Than Flynn’s Ouster

Aaron Bandler, Dan Rather of “fake but accurate” infamy absurdly suggested in a Tuesday Facebook post that retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn’s talks with the Russians were at the same level as Watergate. “On a 10 scale of Armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9,” Rather wrote. “This Russia scandal

Senate confirms Trump’s picks for Treasury, VA secretaries

The Senate confirmed former Goldman Sachs financier Steven Mnuchin as President Donald Trump’s Treasury secretary Monday, despite objections by Democrats who charged that Mnuchin had made much of his fortune by foreclosing on struggling homeowners during the financial crisis. Mnuchin was confirmed 53-47, with West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin joining all 52 Republicans to vote