I've been checking the thread but I have known a lot of workers (nurses, doctors, and I worked for three weeks in a lab outbuilding before my first lab; the UCLA new building was just finishing its construction.). Most of the people I've known from there were at least good, and a few excellent...
except - I put my father's fast decline on v.a. decisions, which broke my heart at the time, heartless decisions.
And a personal observation of the callousness of a doctor who was an associate of a doctor I dated (good one) joking about gomers in the cemetery.
The cemetery my father is buried in. The doctor didn't know that, and when I spoke up, there was dead silence in the car for several minutes.
This was in the mid sixties, very early seventies.
I don't know anything about recent failures and need to read up, but given the inadequacies of care for returning vets that I have read about before, I don't think I'll be surprised.
My guess is that a lot of this comes down to money. Money goes to many places for our wars, but there seems to be tremendous scrimping on care for the soldiers.