Gretchen's Take

Gretchen's Take: Can't we give our vets shorter wait times and great service?

Great service shouldn't be an excuse

 

Will the dumb comments by the VA secretary, Bob McDonald just go away, or will he have to go as a result?

Pressure seems to be mounting.

A Disney spokesperson said, "This company was founded by veterans. Roy Disney was an officer in the U.S. Navy and Walt drove an ambulance in France assisting service members directly after WW1."

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers said, "When you go to Disney, you aren't wondering if you're going to live long enough to make it to Space Mountain."

Donald Trump took his shot, too, saying, "Obama's VA Secretary just said [that] we shouldn't measure wait times. Hillary says VA problems are not 'widespread'. I will take care of our vets!"

VA officials released a statement late last night saying they are "working to better serve the veterans we have the privilege of serving."

That just sounds like more government talk with no action.

Last time I checked, vets waiting for care can't get a Disney "fast pass" to try and get care more quickly.  Unlike the Disney app where park goers can find out which lines are the shortest at any given time, there's no such app for vets.

Yes, it is important for our vets to get great service at VA hospitals, but can't we give them great service and shorter waits?

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