Our Veterans Deserve Better — Here is the Fix

There are lists of over 1000 veterans waiting for their first appointment at bunches of VA hospitals.  How that happens baffles me.  The fix is simple, Hire 10 doctors seeing 3 patients an hour for 8 hours a day.  (Any doctor in private practice will tell you that they often see 8 to 10 patients an hour, so 3 is peanuts.)  Each doctor would see 24 patients a day so that is 240 patients per day for the 10 doctors.  In a week they have seen 1200 patients and in two weeks the backlog is gone.  Keep the 10 doctors and support staff to take care of the follow up and in two months you have either treated and released, admitted, tested, or set up ongoing therapy for 2400 patients all who were initially seen and evaluated within two weeks.

In order to enroll, document and plan for the influx you will no doubt need to hire 5 nurses, and 5 front desk folks, schedule labs, hospital admissions, equipment purchases,  plan for in-house lab tests and outsourced lab tests, plan for reviews of those tests and arrange for treatment protocols with follow up.  Any competent medical office manager could do this blindfolded while having a stroke.

The fact that this was not done in all these facilities is a total mystery.  It’s simple resource allocation.  Competent people do it in every business and healthcare organization in the country every day.  

 

 

Media Questions — Keystone Pipeline

Even major unions are calling Obama’s decision to delay the Keystone pipeline a spineless politically motivated decision.  It is a shame that not only on the Keystone pipeline but a whole host of ill advised energy policy decisions have occurred during the Obama administration and the media has given the administration a complete and inexcusable pass.  Let’s explore questions that should be asked. 

Keystone pipeline

Even after multiple environmental studies showing its safety how can the administration justify delaying this project?

Does the administration value its democratic donor(s) over putting Americans to work?

Doesn’t the delay in this project increase the possibility of an environmental disaster by rail or semi-tanker spill?

Why are the unions speaking out against the administration at this time?

Solyndra

How many green companies received money from the administration but have since failed?

How much money from those failures has been recovered from the democratic donors that got the funds?

Why is the government investing in companies who have not proven the ability to earn a profit in the open market?

Why has green money gone overseas to help non-American companies?

Why has the government purposely been trying to destroy the coal industry?

Is the government picking up the tab for the higher energy prices that their policies have caused?

What is the measure of human suffering higher gas prices have caused?

Since gas prices have more than doubled because of Obama’s policies what is he doing now to reverse that trend?

What percent of our energy needs is currently being met by fossil fuels?

If the government destroys fossil fuel output do they have an affordable in place technology?

If they don’t have an affordable technology why do they expect the American people to absorb the cost that is putting Americans at financial risk?

Why is the governments control of the energy sector more important than the lives or American citizens?

Does energy ideology supersede people’s welfare?

Hasn’t the failure of these energy companies pointed out the folly of government mandated energy policy?

With no evidence of global warming now for the last 15 years why is the government still pushing that as a reason to bankrupt the American people?

How many laws were violated in handing out green energy contracts?

What prosecutions has the attorney general started against the energy companies that cost the taxpayers billions of dollars?

Who gained from this billion dollar giveaway?

Why has the administration not been held accountable for this?

Where was the congressional over-site on all these failed company investments?