I worked at the VA Hospital as a RN & quit my cushy federal job because I could not bear to witness the atrocious & substandard care. I saw patients who suffered unnecessarily & who died due to the inaction of doctors & nurses. The surgical patients were Guiney pigs & would often have catastrophic outcomes from very basic surgeries. I also worked for the California Department of Corrections & the inmates receive better access & quality of care then our Veterans do. VA hospitals should be shut down & Vets should be allowed to get care from the private sector.