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house Bill H.R. 216

Will More Reports Help the Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs Draft Better Budgets?

Argument in favor

Increased VA reports will not only help the Department more efficiently balance its budget, but also ensure that all the needs of U.S. veterans are being addressed in the proposals. Not to mention the VA is in serious need of better oversight.

JonRunyan's Opinion
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03/25/2015
We are a long way out from fixing the VA but the more data the better
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Alfred's Opinion
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04/15/2015
Solutions should be adequately based in facts
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Wilburn's Opinion
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03/25/2015
Privatizing the VA hospitals would bring in an estimated 8 Trillion
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Argument opposed

This bill would increase paperwork and bureaucracy at the VA. Part of the problem is that it’s run by incompetent bureaucrats on a shoestring budget. Burdening them with more work isn’t going to make it any better.

Donna's Opinion
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03/24/2015
They don't need more reports to run more efficiently. Apparently, the reports they already do are not being read or studied sufficiently, or it wouldn't be such a mess! Don't incentivize these reports with bonuses! Our Veterans deserve fair and accurate care - not to be the subject of someone else's greed.
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wpeckham's Opinion
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03/25/2015
this needs more action, not more reports.this needs more action, not more reports.
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Dennis's Opinion
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04/14/2015
More reports does not equal better performance. Consequences for not meeting higher standards will improve performance fairly quickly!
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    More reports does not equal better performance. Consequences for not meeting higher standards will improve performance fairly quickly!
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    this needs more action, not more reports.this needs more action, not more reports.
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    We are a long way out from fixing the VA but the more data the better
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    They don't need more reports to run more efficiently. Apparently, the reports they already do are not being read or studied sufficiently, or it wouldn't be such a mess! Don't incentivize these reports with bonuses! Our Veterans deserve fair and accurate care - not to be the subject of someone else's greed.
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    do not write about it -- fix it
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    This bill makes no sense. The answer to a failing bureaucracy is more bureaucracy? Typical government thinking. The answer to bad government is not more government! I say completely eliminate the VA, all of its costs, all of its problems and give the vet vouchers to go wherever they want for health care.
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    Solutions should be adequately based in facts
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    No. Work with what they have or restructure the reporting they currently perform. Many Veterans are being left out. Why do post-9/11 veterans receive benefits under the Family Caregiver Program but the older and sicker pre-9/11 veterans (World War 2, Korean War, Grenada, Somolia, Panama and other pre-9/11 conflicts) are left out? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4g_Q_VCw_pA
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    NO. IT WILL WASTE MORE MONEY, WHICH NEEDS TO GO TO PATIENT CARE.
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    More reports and bureaucracy are not the answer to the VA's problems. Lower level VA employees, those who actually administer care to veterans, must be empowered to recommend changes that will improve efficiency and efficacy.
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    When a dysfunctional organization is outed the first response is to establish a fact finding commission. And wait a year while the scandal is forgotten. Better to ax the whole rotten operation and staff a new one with competent management.
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    Use the existing paperwork more wisely
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    Adds unnecessary and burdensome layers to an already bloated bureaucracy
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    Spend money hiring professionals to help our veterans
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    Suggesting a $3 million dollar overview team is very disappointing. Just replace the existing management team with competent personnel.
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    Just more bureaucracy! Just fire the lazy fools who don't do their work and clean up the intake process. Too much time fooling around and not enough action.
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    Focus on getting rid of incompetent people and more reports won't be necessary. More reports don't equal better performance. That's achieved by competent employees.
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    All senior leaders at VA must be fired, not retired and new ethical people are required.
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    Shut em down. Veterans can use regular medical like the rest of us. Spot em $300 to help with their fees
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    Its obvious they have enough reports to skirt the law. Clean house at the VA first and institute zero-based budgeting.
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