VA Outsources Vet Processing Benefits to Philippines


Here we go with a solution to the VA problems. Farm them out to third world countries. Everyone else is. One of the caveats to this story as one digs into it. Apparently this office is very efficient and pleasant to deal with. What the heck, nothing else is working. Cheap, no union problems. Says it all doesn’t it?

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials are outsourcing healthcare paperwork for American veterans to low-paid workers in the Philippines, a nation where the minimum wage is a dollar a day.

Long ago, VA opened a facility in Manila to care for Filipino World War II veterans who fought alongside the U.S. military against the Japanese — the Philippines was a U.S. territory until 1946. But most of those veterans are now dead, and the Philippines has its own government agency to care for those who are still alive.

Uncle Sam is better at opening offices than closing them, so the 100-employee office in Manila — the VA’s only foreign outpost — remains open for business.

Ninety of the workers are Filipinos, and provide a far cheaper alternative to the VA’s U.S. workers who are unionized and insist on bargaining on seemingly every management decision and contest any discipline of bad workers.

The staff is paid in pesos at rates designed to be similar to what their peers in the Pacific nation make. The average annual income in the Philippines is $2,500. Nine Americans also work at the office, with Nelson making $160,000.

Read more: Daily Caller

23 Responses to “VA Outsources Vet Processing Benefits to Philippines”

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  4. bitsfromheaven Says:

    That explains a lot, what a load of BS. It’s no wonder my husband is over a month out for appointments, medication approval. How pathetic on so many levels.

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    • Adrienne Says:

      bitsfromheaven – one of my blogger buddies waits sometimes months for an MRI. WTH?? I told him to pop down to the closest veterinary hospital and they could probably get him in the same day.

      The whole VA hospital thing needs to be disbanded. Vets should be able to access health care anywhere.

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      • bitsfromheaven Says:

        I agree. My husband can see another dr but…the VA has to okay it, there can’t be a VA hospital within 40 miles that can fit him in, and it can only be a pre approved dr, which they don’t help you find every time. We fought the VA for years, finally paying out of pocket for new knees after he was wheel chair bound and unable to get out of our car without tears falling. I’ll stop now, I could go on forever.

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      • petermc3 Says:

        If the pussy republicans doesnt squash Chacacare soon after the November election should Trump win our health care system will eventually morph into a corrupt inefficient nearly useless scam dwarfing the embarrassment of the VA system. An associate of mine out of work for four months and no healthcare just found a job and is now fined $150 p/ month for the time he had no health care: $600 total. Let’s all stand up and cheer that sell-put prick John Roberts. The other shoe will soon drop when the republican controlled senate confirms Chaka’s moderate pick for SCOTUS and a lifetime of Zerocare.

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      • Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

        Just did my taxes and was charged $27 for the month I did not have health insurance. I swore that I would absolutely, no way, no how, never in a million years pay that unconstitutional, illegal, ridiculous fine for not buying a product the government has no authority to force us to buy in the first place, but…..alas, they just deducted it from my refund.😦

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      • Adrienne Says:

        The secret. Laura, is for everyone to make sure they don’t have a refund coming. I haven’t gotten a refund from the feds in 25 years. Why the heck should anyone let them use their money interest free.

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      • Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

        How funny that you mention that, my ex-husband always said the same thing. For the 17 yrs we were married we did our best to break even.

        Looks like I’ll have to adjust my withholding.🙂

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Increase your deductions Laura. Its Roberts kiss off.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        This is the year of the electorate’s revenge.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Agreed

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  5. Laura Bernard Mielcarek Says:

    Whenever I speak to customer service, whether I call the company or they call me, I first ask where they are located. I then tell the representative that I refuse to do business with a company that is not located in the US and/or hires non-citizens over citizens.

    This is what we need to do on a Country-wide scale to show these corporations we really mean business. America First!

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    • Rifleman III Says:

      I ususally get put on hold for 30 minutes and have to listen to some woman with a shrill voice singing. Then some guy gets on the line, and after 45 minutes, I realize they are trying to speak English.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Sick of this business of giving jobs to those overseas.

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  6. Mustang Says:

    Another effort to redistribute America’s monetary resources to people who need it “more than we do.” It really is staggering how many people are lining up to vote for leftist slime. Still waiting for Ryan to impress but I’m not taking a deep breathe.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      There are no veterans that could use these jobs? Give me a break.

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  7. petermc3 Says:

    The Phillipines could become the next India. Are our paper tax returns still being processed in Bombay?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      No doubt.

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  8. Rifleman III Says:

    Annual per capita income so low, it explains the extremely high rate of prostitution in the Philippines. Regarding healthcare, look at how wonderful, jobbing out aircraft maintenance to foreign lands turned out, due to profit margins versus aircraft crashes and mortality rates. A winner, no doubt!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      America? What America.

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