Sunday, October 12, 2014

Bringing Veterans' Health Care into the 21st Century Continues the Long Uphill Battle

Even as the Country served ignores or denies the long term issues and their Representatives, Conservative ideology, continue the long obstruct, decades and wars of, in want to privatize for corporate profit and ability to finally build budgets not for the needs but for that corporate bottom line growth! Present, six years plus now, Executive Administrations Cabinet are the only Government branch consistently helping in that battle, they don't control the people's purse strings nor the want of the same to Sacrifice themselves!!

“Why in 2009 were we still using paper?” VA Assistant Secretary Tommy Sowers “When we came in, there was no plan to change that; we’ve been operating on a six month wait for over a decade.” 27 March 2013

The VA embraces technology to better care for veterans
September 13, 2014 - Mobile healthcare is one of the hottest topics in the news right now, especially since the unveiling of Apple Watch, iPhone 6 and iOS 8. With its newest gadgets, Apple is hoping to integrate all sorts of features through its Health app that will let you do everything from track exercise to store your healthcare documents.

Apple's Healthbook app is still a work in progress, but you can be sure that they and other tech companies are trying to come up with ways to integrate all of your healthcare information into your gadgets. This brings up some serious privacy concerns, but if these companies can pull this off, your healthcare might never be the same.

Imagine going to see a new doctor and being able to share your entire medical history with them using nothing but your smartphone. That'd make it really easy to pass information between your primary doctor, specialists, hospitals and even your insurance provider.

While all of the usual players are working on this technology, we could soon see new healthcare apps from an unlikely source: the government. That's right, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, is hard at work developing healthcare apps to improve care for our country's veterans. read more>>>

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Conservatives: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014
Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!

Bob Herbert Losing Our Way : "And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you're going to war is just crazy. I mean, it's madness." Bill 'Moyers and Company': Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way 10 Oct. 2014

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