The main problem with the VA is that it's filled with civil servants, which is an oxymoron these days. Many of them simply don't give a shit and do the barest minimum while scooping up their fat paychecks and bennies. As is too often the case with government employees. I worked in a VA hospital for over three years and so my opinion isn't without reason. I also had some treatment there on occasion as an employee. Once I had an ear infection. The appointment took two months. When the doctor asked how long I had it he said "only two months?" in a casual indifferent way. He prescribed some ear drops so I went down to the pharmacy and handed over the script. And wait. And waited. Four hours later with almost no one in the waiting room, many having come and gone and me asking about it I was told to wait some more. I walked out without my medication. But for all I know it could have eaten my ear drum. You people that want government in medicine are clueless.