Opinion

Was it appropriate for senators to use a controversy about Agent Orange benefits to hold up the nomination of David Shulkin, MD, as VA Undersecretary of Health?

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Have you experienced or witnessed retaliation against anyone reporting unwanted sexual contact to military officials?

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Has the VA response improved in the last year to whistleblowers who uncover problems in healthcare facilities?

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Is VA leadership doing everything possible to promote use of VA Choice program?

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Will changing the VA maps simplify access to care for veterans?

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Can outside providers offer veterans the same quality mental healthcare as VA medical staff?

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Should the decision to bring charges against military sexual assault offenders be taken away from commanders and given to independent prosecutors?

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Will the appointment of chief customer service officer at the VA improve patient care?

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Do you think the VA will still exist as a separate healthcare system 50 years from now?

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If you had to do it again, would you work at the VA or DoD?

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Have you seen any changes in the way the VA operates since Robert McDonald became the new secretary?

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Have you ever faced retaliation for raising quality-of-care issues at either the VA or DoD?

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As a clinician at the VA, have you felt constrained in the past about speaking up about patient care cases?

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Should non-medical military and veteran caregivers be more involved in treatment decisions?

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Are the reported problems of long waiting times at VA medical facilities mostly due to VA not having adequate funding or improper management of resources?

Not having adequate resources Not properly managing resources Other/Don’t know Current Results

Who do you fault mostly fault for the current problems at VA medical facilities?

President Obama Eric Shinseki and VA Administration Local VA Hospitals I believe the problems are not as bad as reported in the national media outlets None of the above/Don’t know Current Results

Are care delays at VA facilities creating additional morbidity and mortality for veterans?

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Does the VA now provide enough specialized care for female veterans?

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Does the military need more consistent and effective procedures for getting mild traumatic brain injury patients back to activity?

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Do recent reforms to the Uniform Code of Military Justice go far enough to address sexual assault in the military?

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