View Full Version : Full Measure’ Investigates VA Contractor Accused of Cheating Veterans

02-18-2017, 04:30 PM
On her February 19th episode of “Full Measure,” host Sharyl Attkisson investigates new concerns involving the Department of Veterans Affairs. Attkisson examines allegations in a lawsuit against a Veterans Administration contractor getting millions of taxpayer dollars while accused of cheating veterans.

Cleaning up the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs was one of the main themes of President Trump’s 2016 campaign.

Attkisson’s “Full Measure” provided Breitbart News the following excerpts of her upcoming show.

Born in Iran, David Vatan attended medical school and came to live in the U.S. He got a job in California working for a VA contractor under Lockheed Martin: QTC Medical Services. Vatan’s job was to review medical files of Vietnam vets to see if they’re eligible for payments for injuries from Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide used to remove leaves from trees in jungles where the enemy hid.

Vatan: By reviewing their files, I was honored and I felt that I, there is a purpose in what I do and at the end of the day every day, I felt so good if I reviewed a file and I found the evidence that could benefit our veterans. That’s the least I could do.

Sharyl: So their ability to get payments or benefits hinged on the reviews that people like you were doing, of their medical files?

Vatan: Absolutely.

But Vatan says he quickly saw major problems at QTC: large numbers of vets denied benefits after he says their medical files weren’t properly reviewed.

Sharyl: What made you think that something wasn’t right?

Vatan: I noticed that some of my co-workers are reviewing claim folders a lot faster than I did, and then I realize some of them do not have the necessary background to review and understand the highly complex medical records. And, much to my surprise, some of them had only high school education.

QTC got $300 to $350 per file. The faster the analysts worked, the more money QTC made

After reading whole story this my mind formed an image from an old Frankenstein movie. The villagers are attacking the Castle Frankenstein with pitchforks, hoes, and burning torches.


02-19-2017, 03:39 PM
Since QTC "had to" approve some, that means that men who should not have been approved were, as well as some who should have being rejected.

As long as government is a large participant in an economy, there will be those who try to defraud the government. That's just reality. But government contracts should be written so they don't have perverse incentives for fraud like this.