I have been to the Miami, Phoenix, and La Jolla VA medical centers. The La Jolla VA center is by far the worst facility. I actually moved away from San Diego to get away from the La Jolla VA center. Unfortunately, personal reasons forced me back to San Diego area and this facility.
The quality of medical care at the VA is inferior and humiliating to dissuade others from seeking care. Every dollar spent on you; means one less dollar for another veteran. This is how the US Government funds the VA and thanks you for your service. The VA separate but equal medical care system sole purpose is to reduce the financial burden on the government.
To save the government money, VA doctors are encouraged to deny treatments to its patients. The bad VA doctors will mislead you on your medical status hoping you will go home and die, seek treatment elsewhere, or get better on your own. The good VA doctors will tell you they are not allowed to prescribe the correct treatment because of budgetary constraints.
When you read reviews for the La Jolla VA, remember veterans are generally grateful for any type of treatment from their government and will overlook the obvious. Other veterans that want to complain take their life in their hands due to retaliation.
Are there good outcomes in the VA system? YES.
Are veterans needlessly suffering and dying due to the VA system? YES.
Would any other group in this country tolerate the VA medical care system? NO
Are veterans given better treatment than illegal aliens? NO
Thank you America for your service.