2ND BATTALION 94TH ARTILLERY
Veterans- your chance to speak out
Here is your chance to speak out regarding the
message below and contact information)
I realize there is an intimidation and fear
factor used by the VA but if we do not speak out then we have lost anyway.
Regarding the latest VA fiasco of the stolen
records I found it interesting that more and more is coming out as:
"The most glaring
illustration from the IG audit of VA’s apparent lack of control over patients’
private health information occurred when a third-party offshore subcontractor
threatened to expose approximately 30,000 veterans’ private medical records if
the prime contractor did not pay for prior services."
"In past years we were assured by VA
that there was no evidence of offshoring of medical transcription services,"
said *Michaud. "I
do not support veterans’ private medical information being handled by
third-party contractors operating overseas, especially offshore contractors who
the VA has less control over and who are not necessarily subject to or recognize
HIPPA or other
U.S. privacy laws,"
The VA lies to the congress just
continue. Yet, the congress continually believes the VA and not its own
*Rep. Michael Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Democratic
Member of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health.
Weidman, VVA National Government Relations Executive Director
Veterans who wish to speak with the press
As a result of
numerous inquiries from the national press and from Capitol Hill, your
Officers and national staff are asking your help in locating veterans who are
willing to speak to Hill staff and/or the press regarding problems they may be
having in accessing to care or quality care for conditions stemming from their
are looking for veterans and/or their families in the following groupings:
1 - Vietnam
veterans who have had the onset or exacerbation of PTSD symptoms as a
consequence of seeing the war in Iraq in the newspapers and on TV, etc.
2- Veterans who
served in OIF/OEF who are having difficulty being seen by a VA physician,
including difficulty seeing a specialist (e.g., orthopedist, neurologist,
etc.), or who did not seek help for PTSD or other problems before the two year
from their DEROS date free enrollment time had expired, and now cannot get
access to services
3 - Families of
wounded or KIA veterans who have or are experiencing problems, especially
parents who have not been kept fully informed or have been treated with less
respect than they should be.
Please have interested veterans or
others who have a valid story e-mail Mokie Porter at
Rick Weidman at
with their contact information and a brief description of their story.
As always, many
thanks for your help!
Best to all