VA Denied Cancer-Stricken Vet Benefits and told him to get a Job

Ken Moore, a Vietnam veteran suffering from cancer who is unable to walk or speak, was denied disability benefits by the Department of Veterans Affairs, and to add insult to injury he was told via a letter to go get a job.

After receiving the jarring letter, Moore’s wife, Judy, told WSMV TV in Nashville, “He read it and was like, ‘This can’t be real. It can’t be happening. This is a nightmare.’”

Ken is suffering from cancer and also has lung problems from being exposed to Agent Orange during his service overseas. Because his illness has left him unable to walk or talk, he filed for 100 percent disability last year.

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The couple dutifully obtained a doctor’s certification from the VA hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to certify that the veteran’s health was too precarious for him to find employment, and they supplied all the requested medical documents.

In the official assessment, the Moore’s doctor assured the VA, “I do not think that there is a reasonable likelihood that he will improve to the point that he can return to work.”

Despite all this, the Moores were informed recently via a letter that the disabled veteran’s condition did not preclude him from getting a job and therefore his claim for 100 percent disability was denied.

“What’s he got to do? Does he have to die to prove to them that he can’t work?” a disconsolate Judy Moore said.

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There's a simple solution. If a vet is wrongfully denied coverage and dies due to lack of proper medical care,investigate the person who made the determination. If they're not a certified physician, try them for practicing medicine without a license and for criminal negligence. If found guilty, sentence them to life or to the needle.

Then hold the government liable for monetary damages of at least 5 million depending on surviving dependents.

Veterans should keep good records also because we now know the VA shreds Veterans paperwork.

Smart Idea... and I do just that !!   --    -- I am also getting shafted right now, too, at the VAMC, in Iron Mtn./  Kingsford, MI., in the U.P.  !!  And I am pissed off !!  And I will NOT go down without a fight !  I will get my 'pound of flesh' one way or another.

Because we the people have not used our first amendment right to demand that people in these scandals be punished to the full extent of the law! People working at the VA that knew about the secret list or were involved in delaying veteran care are no less than col blooded murders!

Because like Teachers, the Union protects them from being fired. That policy, as well as the one which provides "bonuses" to Civil Servants of the Government is the reason we are going broke and the employees of government continue to be inept, arbitrary, self serving, rude and corrupt.

I wish I could put into words the outrage I feel for what they have done to this helpless veteran. I think God is going to find not only words but actions for these soulless people who are a blight on the world and also nothing but oxygen thieves, like a green plant in the desert, absorbing water and not yielding anything worthwhile. There day will come, I promise you, ladies and gentlemen.

Absolutely....., there will be HELL to pay for the ONE'S that fall in that category...!

Put it into words, then put it on Obama's desk!

Before it'd get to our dear leader's desk it go through the shredder. Or perhaps the paper letter would suffer a drive failure.

Not a surprise to me.  I went two times after I got discharged and never went back.




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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”

Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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