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At the end of last week, the big news should have been about the Defense Dept refusing to attend a Congressional hearing on burn pits. VA's presence was requested and they attended. DoD's presence was requested but they didn't attend and numerous Committee members commented on the no-show.
At THIRD, we offered "Hold Trump accountable for his Defense Department."
It should have been a major media story but the media doesn't appear to care about US veterans. Oh, they'll offer up empty slogans but they don't really want to report.
Which is how one of the biggest scandals continues to take place with no media coverage.
I said we'd return to the House hearing and here it is.
US House Rep Julia Brownley: Furthermore, until a fully operative integrated electric health record system is set up between the two agencies, VA will continue to be beholden to DoD's willingness to cooperate.
What's she talking about?
It's an important tool. VA House Committee Chair Phil Roe noted in the hearing, "I think we have an opportunity to watch a population throught its life."
Yes, it is a wonderful tool, one that could help countless veterans.
"I hope we do it right," Roe added.
He has to hope that because it is still not a reality.
When we first started attending the VA hearings in Congress and reporting on them here, Bully Boy Bush occupied the White House. And back then, an EHR -- electronic health record -- was going to happen -- Congress and the White House were going to make sure.
Then, a few years later, Barack Obama was elected president. During the campaign, one of the things he spoke of was the need for the EHR.
The EHR, you may remember, was a medical record that would start with a service member's induction into the military. It would follow the service member throughout their time in the military. Once they left the military, it would follow them through the VA.
Former US House Rep John Hall was among the members of Congress who understood that an EHR would be very helpful to veterans. Not only would an EHR prvent medical records from being lost, it would also allow a veteran to get a full disability rating much easier. There would be no struggle to go back and get records and testimony on what happened ten years ago in spot X. You'd have it on your EHR and you would get your full disability rating, not a partial one based upon what paperwork you (the veteran) could provide or find years after the incident.
On the campaign trail, then-Senator Barack spoke of the importance of this and how it would be easy to do.
So, explain it to us, how did Barack spend two terms in the White House and leave without the ERH being implemented?
And where was the press?
I know where we were. Check the archives, we called out this failure to implement the EHR repeatedly -- year after year -- right here.
Money was being spent on this effort -- US tax dollars -- and it wasn't happening.
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