Congress to Expand Investigation into San Diego VA Liver Study

by on October 4, 2019 · 1 comment

in Health, San Diego, Veterans

by Jill Castellano & Brad Racino / inewsource / October 1, 2019

Congress will conduct a hearing to investigate a powerful healthcare office in the Department of Veterans Affairs following inewsource stories that exposed the office’s shoddy review of a dangerous San Diego liver study. A new inewsource analysis shows the agency under scrutiny — the VA’s Office of the Medical Inspector — has a long history of performing poor investigations into veterans’ medical care.

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will lead the inquiry into the Office of the Medical Inspector, which investigates concerns raised about the VA healthcare system, the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States. In essence, the OMI’s role is to improve the quality of medical care and ensure patient safety at every VA medical center across the country.

The hearing could lead to major consequences for the 9 million veterans who receive healthcare at 1,255 VA medical facilities. The committee could decide to refer its findings to the FBI or other law enforcement agencies, or it could recommend new bills in Congress to improve how the medical inspector’s office operates.

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Avatar micporte October 7, 2019 at 4:54 am

anybody who knows a veteran, especially one who has served abroad, or even those who have never seen combat, like the ones on mega pensions working at local town councils and driving sports cars and living in luxury villas on mission bay because “they can walk to the bars”, would know that they are screwed when it comes to the follow up health care promised to them by the US government, the US government who probably wishes they were just all killed outright instead of lingering like some embarrassment to the “patriotic” system… as a friend of these some of the people, I would like to say: fuck you US military, hope some future leader cuts your budget into tiny little pieces for the wars you engage in, but not for the healthcare to ex-veterans

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