This weeks Friday afternoon document dump highlighted the corrosive culture and incompetent leadership that went undetected by the Obama administration for more than five years and which got massive budget increases without any apparent scrutiny: The Veterans Affairs health care system needs to be overhauled because of unresponsive leadership and a corrosive culture that affects the delivery of medical care, said a report delivered Friday to President Barack Obama. It is clear that there are significant and chronic systemic failures that must be addressed by the leadership at VA, said the report prepared by Rob Nabors, who is Obamas deputy chief of staff and who the President dispatched to assess the situation at the troubled agency. The report called for an overhaul of leadership at the Veterans Medical Administration. It currently acts with little transparency or accountability with regard to its management of the VA medical structure, the report said. The VA central office could solve this problem with more transparency and by taking a more hands-on approach with regional leaders, the report said. The report also blames the metric on wait time as beingunrealistic. A 14-day average wait time to see a doctor is unrealistic? That would only be the case in a single-payer system.
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