V.A. Medical System Staggers as Chaos Engulfs Its Leadership

At first, it was one doctor quitting the tiny Ukiah Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic in Northern California. Then another left, and another, until of the five doctors there a year ago, only one remained.

The Veterans Choice Act, passed by Congress amid scandalous stories of hidden waiting lists at Veterans Affairs hospitals, allowed more veterans to get care from private providers, but it created an avalanche of paper at Veterans Affairs facilities as outside doctors sent in information on patients. Veterans Affairs doctors had to enter so many medical records manually into the aging department health records system that it crippled their ability to see patients.

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Al Olszewski is a veteran and he is also running for US Senate from Montana in 2018.  Al has a unique perspective on veteran’s health issues being in the Navy  for 13 years and a physician for over 20 years.  Read about Al’s solutions below:


Our veterans deserve better service from our government. These men and women have sacrificed for our country. Despite multiple attempts by our nation’s capital, the Veterans Administration continues to over-promise and under- deliver.  This issue will not be solved until Congress is serious about fundamentally changing the culture of how we provide service to our veterans. As a veteran and a prior military physician, Dr. Olszewski will champion a veterans’ healthcare system that focuses on the expedited treatment of our wounded warriors and transition our veterans’ routine medical needs to their local community healthcare systems.

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Health care leaders, patients sound off on rising costs

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., convened a panel of local health care leaders and patients in St. Louis on Friday to get a sense of issues affecting them.

The discussion mainly focused on the hurdles to affordable care and how rising costs affect treatment and access to care.

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Al Olszewski is running for US Senate from Montana in 2018.  See Al’s plan to fix Healthcare below.

Health Care

We all know that healthcare is failing. If you pay for your insurance, it’s unaffordable. If the government pays for your healthcare, it’s inaccessible. The main reason for this colossal failure is due to the excessive, intrusive, and burdensome regulations put in place by Affordable Care Act.

As a physician and a legislator, Al’s strategy for reforming our healthcare system consists of three parts:

    • Immediate healthcare regulation reform.
    • Repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
    • The development of a new healthcare system utilizing a bipartisan approach.

The only way to achieve true, long-lasting healthcare reform requires that all stakeholders be involved in the process starting with the patient, the providers, the payers, and the regulators of our healthcare system. As your US senator, Al Olszewski will champion this approach.

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Iowa governor to sign 6-week abortion ban

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (R) said on Friday that she planned to sign a measure that would ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, setting up the strictest limitations on abortion in the U.S.

In a statement, Reynolds said she would sign the bill in her formal office in the Iowa state capitol.

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Al Olszewski is running for US Senate from Montana.  Here is Al’s take on the Right to Life:

Dr. Al Olszewski believes in the dignity and value of all human life from conception to natural death, without exception; evidenced by the fact that he has authored original legislation to protect and defend unborn children. Al has also championed legislation to promote the welfare and safety of our elderly, our disabled, and our families. As your next senator, Al Olszewski will continue to fight for the weak and our most vulnerable.

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