Republicans and Democrats who supported the legislation argued that VA care givers must be held accountable to the highest standards of clinical excellence and ethical behavior.
At a subsequent bill signing, President Donald Trump pledged that managerial or staff misconduct — like the falsification of data about wait times for patient appointments at a few VA hospitals — will never occur again. READ MORE
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VistA was developed by VA personnel on VA time and encompasses 180 different aspects of the hospital. The political situation in the VA has been to remove the programmers from the hospitals and silence the needs of the doctors and nurses, as well as the lab techs and pharmacists. If the VA hospitals are privatized the outcomes for the veterans will suffer greatly. Needed changes will go from an over night fix to a change by the vendor that is very expensive and takes 18 to 24 months to accomplish.