The Veterans' Affairs Department has been rocked by the hospital scheduling scandal and other issues connected to providing health care to the nation's veterans. Clearly, the manipulation of the scheduling of veteran's medical appointments was dangerous for the veterans and an unacceptable method management.
Congress, in its infinite wisdom, has reacted with a flurry of new laws and bills, all intended to force change and punish wrongdoing. All of that is fine in the abstract, but more difficult in the particular. Because it is likely, at the core of the issue, it is Congresses fault that the scandal developed in the first place.