Phillip Longman

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Name: Phillip Longman
First reported Jul 06 2014 - Updated Jul 06 2014 - 1 reports

The VA waitlist debacle: Don’t blame the VistA EHR system

Without a doubt, the death of American veterans as a result of the VA waitlist debacle is tragic and unacceptable. The Obama administration must move quickly and deliberately to fix the underlying problems and restore faith in the agency. If these issues ... [Published KevinMD.com - Jul 06 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Dumb and dangerous: Study faults 'smart' people who touted VA care

A new study claims supposed intellectuals who promoted the Veterans Administration's healthcare system are partly responsible for the wait-time disaster.Dr. David Hogberg, a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research , says the organization's ... [Published One News Now - Jul 01 2014]
First reported Jun 20 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

VA Delivers Better Care Than Most, But It's Certainly Not Good Enough

After yesterday’s post extolling the quality of care at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, I received an e-mail from a self-described veteran who says he’s writing a paper contradicting the 2007 book by Philip Longman, “Best Care Anywhere: Why ... [Published Forbes.com - Jun 20 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

VA Scheduling Scandal Obscures System's Healthcare Quality, Interoperability Gains

There are so many sad and unfortunate things about the enrollment scandal at the Veterans Health Administration.There’s the secret waiting lists — and subsequent cover-up — at the Phoenix VA hospital that made it look like new enrollees got care within ... [Published Forbes.com - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 1 reports

The VA Reform Legislation Is a "Trojan Horse" for Privatization

I n the aftermath of the Veterans Affairs scandal , Democrats and Republicans are moving swiftly to pass legislation to fix the problems at the department. In their haste, though, policymakers have crafted a bill that would do more harm than good — and ... [Published The New Republic Online - Jun 13 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Letter: Wait and a few VA sites aside, VA care better than most

The Veterans Administration’s health care system has been getting attention, for all the wrong reasons.(The June 4) editorial cartoon depicting long waits for care might be representative of a few Sunbelt VA institutions, where high concentrations of ... [Published Corvallis Gazette-Times - Jun 11 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 1 reports

Should We Be Concerned About Privatization of the V.A.?

Yesterday, the House passed a bill to address problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs on a 421-0 vote, a kind of unanimity usually reserved for resolutions honoring astronauts or declaring Necrotic Hangnail Awareness Week. The Senate's version ... [Published TAPPED - Jun 11 2014]
First reported Jun 09 2014 - Updated Jun 09 2014 - 1 reports

The worst available care

Liberal commentators long lauded the Veteran's Administration (VA) health-care system as a model for the nation. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman called it a "huge policy success" and "a real live case of impressive cost control in health care." ... [Published Health Leaders - Jun 09 2014]
First reported Jun 06 2014 - Updated Jun 06 2014 - 1 reports

Demographics Favor the Faithful

Sometimes it seems that faith is receding around the globe. But is it? According to one atheist, demographics may favor the faithful. Stay tuned to BreakPoint.Listen Now | DownloadEvery spring for the past 27 years, writers and other intellectuals have ... [Published BreakPoint - Jun 06 2014]
First reported Jun 05 2014 - Updated Jun 05 2014 - 1 reports

Despite 49 Deaths on Waiting Lists, Progressives Still Defending the VA

Phillip Longman, the author of a book on the superiority of VA health care, returned to its defense Tuesday at his Washington Monthly blog. According to Longman, the problems aren't systemic but only regional. Longman starts out by saying he wants ... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jun 05 2014]
First reported Jun 03 2014 - Updated Jun 04 2014 - 1 reports

Fix the VA's problems, don't exploit them

Instapundit’s op-ed on the problems at Veterans Affairs hospitals reads like a plug-and-play template for libertarian commentary: “The cleanup will be, basically, impossible. That’s because the VA is government health care.” He goes on to argue that the ... [Published Christian Century - Jun 03 2014]
First reported Jun 04 2014 - Updated Jun 04 2014 - 2 reports

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: More on the VA, Bergdahl swap, and screeds

"Forty-six percent of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing, up 5 points from late April" http://t.co/...— @DemFromCT Matthew Dickenson : My point is that we should not be surprised by the VA operators’ behavior. Nor should we expect ... [Published Daily Kos - Jun 04 2014]

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The VA waitlist debacle: Don’t blame the VistA ... [Published KevinMD.com - Jul 06 2014]
The VA waitlist fiasco: VistA should not be thr... [Published HealthCareIT News - Jul 01 2014]
Dumb and dangerous: Study faults 'smart' people... [Published One News Now - Jul 01 2014]
The VA, Still The “Best Care Anywhere” [Published naked capitalism - Jun 22 2014]
VA Delivers Better Care Than Most, But It's Cer... [Published Forbes.com - Jun 20 2014]
VA Scheduling Scandal Obscures System's Healthc... [Published Forbes.com - Jun 19 2014]
The VA Reform Legislation Is a "Trojan Horse" f... [Published The New Republic Online - Jun 13 2014]
The Government's Next Big Health Care Experiment [Published The Fiscal Times - Jun 13 2014]
Should We Be Concerned About Privatization of t... [Published TAPPED - Jun 11 2014]
Letter: Wait and a few VA sites aside, VA care ... [Published Corvallis Gazette-Times - Jun 11 2014]
What Led to the Veterans Affairs Scandal? [Published US News & World Report - Jun 10 2014]
The worst available care [Published Health Leaders - Jun 09 2014]
The Worst Available Care [Published City Journal - Jun 07 2014]
Demographics Favor the Faithful [Published BreakPoint - Jun 06 2014]
Despite 49 Deaths on Waiting Lists, Progressive... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jun 05 2014]
Wednesday's Mini-Report, 6.4.14 [Published MSNBC - Jun 04 2014]
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: More on the VA, Be... [Published Daily Kos - Jun 04 2014]
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: More on the VA, Be... [Published Daily Kos - Jun 04 2014]
Fix the VA's problems, don't exploit them [Published Christian Century - Jun 03 2014]
Liberal pundit Matt Yglesias wrong about everyt... [Published U-T San Diego - Jun 02 2014]
Down Memory Lane: Remember When Liberals Said t... [Published Power Line - May 22 2014]
8 People Who Wanted America to Adopt the VA Hea... [Published Breitbart Feed - May 22 2014]
Talking cannabis in DC Friday morning [Published The Reality-Based Community - Mar 25 2014]
Texas Turns Out to Be Not So Miraculous After A... [Published Brad DeLong - Mar 18 2014]
Texas Turns Out to Be Not So Miraculous After A... [Published J. Bradford DeLong's Grasping Reality with All ... - Mar 18 2014]
The Texas Non-Miracle [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Mar 15 2014]
The Texas Miracle that wasn’t [Published Off the Kuff - Mar 08 2014]
The Texas Miracle That Isn’t [Published 3quarksdaily - Mar 04 2014]
Assorted links [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 03 2014]
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The VA waitlist debacle: Don’t blame the VistA ... [Published KevinMD.com - Jul 06 2014]
Without a doubt, the death of American veterans as a result of the VA waitlist debacle is tragic and unacceptable. The Obama administration must move quickly and deliberately to fix the underlying problems and restore faith in the agency. If these issues ...
The VA, Still The “Best Care Anywhere” [Published naked capitalism - Jun 22 2014]
Lambert here. Don McCann of PNHP has this to say about the VA “scandal”: The uproar over the manipulation of wait times at the Phoenix VA hospital and other VA sites has tended to overshadow the larger issue of whether U.S. veterans have sufficient, ...
Should We Be Concerned About Privatization of t... [Published TAPPED - Jun 11 2014]
Yesterday, the House passed a bill to address problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs on a 421-0 vote, a kind of unanimity usually reserved for resolutions honoring astronauts or declaring Necrotic Hangnail Awareness Week. The Senate's version ...
Despite 49 Deaths on Waiting Lists, Progressive... [Published Breitbart Feed - Jun 05 2014]
Phillip Longman, the author of a book on the superiority of VA health care, returned to its defense Tuesday at his Washington Monthly blog. According to Longman, the problems aren't systemic but only regional. Longman starts out by saying he wants ...
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: More on the VA, Be... [Published Daily Kos - Jun 04 2014]
"Forty-six percent of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing, up 5 points from late April€" http://t.co/... — @DemFromCT Matthew Dickenson :My point is that we should not be surprised by the VA operators’ behavior. Nor should we ...
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