To the Editor:
Re “Privatize Care for Vets,” by Anuradha Bhagwati (Op-Ed, Feb. 4):
Ms. Bhagwati’s problems are unfortunate, but it is not surprising that occasional patients in this vast system have medical experiences that are personally unsatisfactory.
The great majority of patients find their care at V.A. facilities more than satisfactory. An eligible person who requests a first-time V.A. outpatient appointment must receive one within 30 days and is usually seen sooner if mental health problems are concerned.
The V.A.’s computerized record-keeping system is one of the best in the country, and medical records from distant facilities are instantly available. Our costs are lower(physicians’ salaries; drugs and medical supplies bought in large quantities; expensive and unnecessary tests and procedures avoided), and our outcomes (complications and mortality for certain conditions and procedures, length of hospital stay) match or better those elsewhere in the United States.
Charges to patients, if any, are preset, minimal and determined by ability to pay.
The V.A. is a leader in American medical care. Its problems should be addressed and corrected. It should not be weakened or destroyed by privatization.
Samuel L. RosenthalLarchmont, N.Y.The writer is an internist at the New York Harbor V.A. Medical Center.
To the Editor:
As a psychiatric nurse-practitioner and service member, and as a psychiatrist in the V.A. system, respectively, we are concerned that the perspective of this article may deter female veterans from receiving V.A. treatment.
We are dedicated to providing trauma-informed care for veterans regardless of race, gender or sexual identification.
Current initiatives support the growing female and L.G.B.T.Q. veteran population. Some of this is evidenced in our Women’s Clinic, access to female providers in a variety of subspecialties, and strides in Military Sexual Trauma identification and treatment.
In our own practice and experience, we do not see this as consistent with a “hypermasculine military culture.” It would be an injustice if the opinion presented in this article served as a deterrent to treatment for other female veterans who are considering V.A. services now, or in the future.
Amy RobertsShuba RodriguesWest Haven, Conn.
To the Editor:
Re “V.A. Rule Would Broaden Access to Private Health Care for Some Veterans” (news article, Jan. 31):
The Department of Veterans Affairs has begun to shift tremendous resources, measured in billions, away from publicly provided — and therefore publicly accountable — medical and surgical care.
Precisely the wrong direction!
What is the big problem at the publicly run veterans hospitals and clinics? Cynically underfund a great public service and then advertise only its failures, while ignoring its fundamental and irrefutable successes.
The V.A. should not be torn down, but defended and expanded — on history, on principle and especially on its superlative health outcomes. Instead of privatization, we should demand expansion of the V.A.
We desperately need a national health program. We should see in the V.A. system a foundation for a national health service, able to offer excellent and accountable care for everyone in the United States.
Andrew D. CoatesDelmar, N.Y. The writer, an assistant professor of medicine and psychiatry at Albany Medical College, is a past president of Physicians for a National Health Program.
To the Editor:
The Trump administration has embarked upon partial privatization of V.A. health care. Other superior options still available for the V.A. include increased staffing of V.A. physicians and health personnel, extended V.A. clinic hours, including evenings and weekends, and adding drop-in clinics in V.A. health facilities.
Such changes would prove more efficient and less costly, and provide greater continuity and higher quality of care than shunting veterans to private vendors.
The Trump administration has been less than candid in denying its intent to privatize the entire V.A. health system, a goal promoted by the Koch billionaires.
Congress should intervene now with legislation to preserve and protect V.A. health care standards and accessibility, and roll back plans for private outside care.
Robert L. NolanLafayette, Calif. The writer, a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, is a former chief of staff at the V.A. Hospital in Martinez, Calif.B:
极速报码室开奖现场【那】【他】【怎】【么】【还】【能】【听】【到】【爹】【爹】【在】【叫】【他】【呢】？【哦】，【知】【道】【了】。【会】【不】【会】【是】【我】【自】【己】【也】【死】【了】【呢】？ 【听】【说】，【人】【死】【后】【会】【到】【地】【狱】【的】，【那】【里】【有】【阎】【王】【殿】，【死】【去】【的】【人】【会】【在】【那】【里】【以】【魂】【魄】【的】【方】【式】【活】【着】，【就】【先】【跟】【活】【着】【一】【样】。 【哈】！【真】【好】！【一】【定】【是】【爹】【爹】【来】【找】【他】【了】，【要】【带】【她】【去】【地】【狱】【了】，【那】【里】【还】【有】【娘】【亲】【在】【等】【着】【他】。【他】【再】【也】【不】【会】【和】【爹】【爹】【娘】【亲】【分】【开】【了】。【他】【们】【一】【家】【人】【又】【团】【聚】
【明】【明】【陈】【七】【自】【己】【也】【是】【个】【半】【大】【小】【子】，【年】【龄】【还】【没】【对】【方】【大】，【就】【称】【呼】【高】【丽】【小】【丫】【头】。 【但】【何】【可】【儿】【她】【们】【不】【知】【道】【的】【是】，【如】【果】【真】【的】【要】【算】【心】【里】【年】【龄】【的】【话】，【陈】【七】【现】【在】【一】【百】【岁】【的】【年】【龄】【绝】【对】【是】【有】【的】，【称】【呼】【一】【个】【四】【十】【来】【岁】【的】***【小】【丫】【头】，【没】【什】【么】【问】【题】。 【刑】【事】【组】【那】【边】【残】【酷】【的】【审】【讯】【下】【来】，【这】【个】【名】【叫】【高】【丽】【的】【虎】【国】【女】【人】【什】【么】【都】【招】【了】。 【虎】【国】【那】【边】【的】【情】【况】
【大】【家】【好】，【我】【叫】【洛】【爱】【瑾】，【嗯】，【这】【个】【名】【字】【真】【的】【很】【难】【听】。 【但】【是】，【谁】【让】【我】【爸】【喜】【欢】【呢】，【听】【邢】【阿】【姨】【讲】，【我】【就】【是】【父】【母】【爱】【的】【结】【晶】，【我】【的】【名】【字】【代】【表】【了】【我】【老】【爸】【对】【老】【妈】【的】【爱】【意】。 【作】【为】【代】【表】【的】【我】，【不】【需】【要】【看】【名】【字】，【单】【单】【看】【日】【常】【生】【活】【就】【知】【道】。 【我】【不】【知】【道】【我】【小】【时】【候】【遭】【受】【了】【什】【么】，【但】【是】【自】【从】【我】【懂】【得】【一】【些】【外】【界】【东】【西】【后】，【我】【就】【发】【现】【我】【是】【家】【里】【多】【余】【的】极速报码室开奖现场【陈】【适】【应】【当】【是】【目】【前】【陈】【家】【除】【陈】【修】【洁】【之】【外】【最】【拿】【的】【出】【手】【的】【后】【进】【之】【辈】，【上】【一】【届】【乡】【试】【之】【后】，【由】【于】【某】【些】【不】【可】【抗】【拒】【因】【素】，【他】【未】【能】【参】【与】【当】【届】【会】【试】，【如】【今】【在】【吏】【部】【挂】【了】【个】【名】，【权】【且】【是】【等】【着】【补】【官】，【另】【一】【方】【面】，【倒】【也】【在】【争】【取】【能】【参】【加】【这】【一】【届】【的】【春】【闱】，【实】【打】【实】【的】【捞】【个】“【出】【身】”，【不】【然】【就】【算】【能】【够】【做】【官】，【以】【后】【也】【有】【颇】【多】【制】【约】。 【因】【而】【在】【半】【年】【多】【前】【被】【家】【里】【叫】【了】【回】
【因】【为】【这】【就】【是】【演】【员】，【没】【有】【人】【权】，【没】【有】【自】【由】，【每】【天】【活】【在】【聚】【光】【灯】【下】，【这】【是】【她】【们】【都】【该】【承】【受】【的】。 【林】【酥】【然】【一】【进】【去】【就】【看】【到】【了】【电】【视】【台】【的】【工】【作】【人】【员】【过】【来】【指】【引】。 【所】【以】，【一】【路】【上】【愣】【是】【没】【有】【半】【点】【耽】【搁】，【林】【酥】【然】【到】【了】【工】【作】【室】【的】【时】【候】，【基】【本】【上】《【时】【间】》【剧】【组】【主】【演】【的】【人】【员】【都】【到】【齐】【了】。 【林】【酥】【然】【一】【一】【打】【完】【招】【呼】【以】【后】，【就】【接】【到】【了】【导】【演】【递】【过】【来】【的】【台】【本】【流】
【都】【已】【经】【到】【了】【战】【狼】【了】，【叶】【修】【文】【还】【没】【有】【想】【到】【一】【个】【进】【入】【阿】【尔】【卡】【纳】【的】【理】【由】。 【当】【然】【了】，【想】【要】【进】【入】【阿】【尔】【卡】【纳】【是】【没】【有】【什】【么】【问】【题】【的】，【但】【是】【带】【着】【人】【去】【调】【查】，【这】【恐】【怕】【需】【要】【阿】【尔】【卡】【纳】【政】【府】【的】【同】【意】【与】【授】【权】。 【嘟】！【嘟】！ 【然】【而】【也】【正】【在】【这】【时】，【军】【区】【的】【电】【话】【又】【来】【了】。 【虫】【子】【道】：“【今】【天】【晚】【上】【的】【电】【话】【有】【点】【多】【啊】？” “【在】【这】【种】【时】【候】，【能】【不】【多】【吗】