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    Veterans Affairs mistakenly tells 1,200 they have Lou Gehrig's

    I can't wait for the government to take over health care. It's gonna be just awesome! I know everyone is as excited as I am.

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) At least 1,200 veterans across the country have been mistakenly told by the Veterans Administration that they suffer from a fatal neurological disease.

    Veterans Affairs mistakenly tells 1,200 they have Lou Gehrig's, a fatal neurological disease -- latimes.com
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    Re: Veterans Affairs mistakenly tells 1,200 they have Lou Gehrig's

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I can't wait for the government to take over health care. It's gonna be just awesome! I know everyone is as excited as I am.
    Can you please explain how the VA's affiliation with the government caused this mistake?
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    Re: Veterans Affairs mistakenly tells 1,200 they have Lou Gehrig's

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Can you please explain how the VA's affiliation with the government caused this mistake?
    I'll explain it with one word, "bureaucracy".

    Ever hear the old expression, "It's good enough for government work"?
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    Re: Veterans Affairs mistakenly tells 1,200 they have Lou Gehrig's

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ever hear the old expression, "It's good enough for government work"?
    Oddly enough, never when I was working for the government(military). Good enough never was for us then.

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    Re: Veterans Affairs mistakenly tells 1,200 they have Lou Gehrig's

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'll explain it with one word, "bureaucracy".
    Do you think private hospitals ever make these kind of mistakes? (You can answer yes and save us both some hassle, or you can answer no and I can find such a case and make you look foolish.)

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst
    Ever hear the old expression, "It's good enough for government work"?
    So your argument is an old cliche. Got it.
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    Re: Veterans Affairs mistakenly tells 1,200 they have Lou Gehrig's

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Do you think private hospitals ever make these kind of mistakes? (You can answer yes and save us both some hassle, or you can answer no and I can find such a case and make you look foolish.)
    Show me any private medical program, facility, group, conglomerate, or any other kind of orginization that mistakenly informed over one thousand people that they had a disease that they would definitely die from. I'll be waiting.

    Who was it that got a few thousand SSN's jacked a few years ago? Was that the VA, or a privte hospital?



    So your argument is an old cliche. Got it.
    There's alotta truth to it. When you get your first job, you'll see what I mean.
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    Re: Veterans Affairs mistakenly tells 1,200 they have Lou Gehrig's

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Show me any private medical program, facility, group, conglomerate, or any other kind of orginization that mistakenly informed over one thousand people that they had a disease that they would definitely die from. I'll be waiting.
    So you want another organization that has done exactly the same thing as the one in this example? Want to make the parameters of the search so narrow that it's impossible to find any comparable situation?

    Here are a couple examples of your private medical sector at work:

    Hospital Snafu Sends Patient Info To Bank - Boston News Story - WCVB Boston
    Man Mistakenly Told He Was HIV Positive Sues Laboratory

    And this doesn't even touch on the huge number of actual medical errors that take place in the private sector.

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    Re: Veterans Affairs mistakenly tells 1,200 they have Lou Gehrig's

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Show me any private medical program, facility, group, conglomerate, or any other kind of orginization that mistakenly informed over one thousand people that they had a disease that they would definitely die from. I'll be waiting.

    Who was it that got a few thousand SSN's jacked a few years ago? Was that the VA, or a privte hospital?
    Kinda irrelevant in the raw due to the fact that the VA deals with vastly more people than any hospital. A percentage would be more revealing, and it might surprise you.

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    Re: Veterans Affairs mistakenly tells 1,200 they have Lou Gehrig's

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    So you want another organization that has done exactly the same thing as the one in this example? Want to make the parameters of the search so narrow that it's impossible to find any comparable situation?

    Here are a couple examples of your private medical sector at work:

    Hospital Snafu Sends Patient Info To Bank - Boston News Story - WCVB Boston
    Man Mistakenly Told He Was HIV Positive Sues Laboratory

    And this doesn't even touch on the huge number of actual medical errors that take place in the private sector.
    So, all you have is one hospital that basically sent patient info to another secure location and one guy? I would say that the VA is still purdy far behind the power curve on this one, sorry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Kinda irrelevant in the raw due to the fact that the VA deals with vastly more people than any hospital. A percentage would be more revealing, and it might surprise you.
    Which further reinforces my point. Why would you want to create a larger system that will obviously breed more of these kind of mistakes?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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