KEEPING UP WITH THE VA….The Department of Veterans Affairs, already under pressure before the Iraq war, is struggling to keep up with demand for disability claims. The waiting time to process new claims is now six months and rising.

Blue Girl’s solution: provisionally approve all claims by default (90% are approved eventually) and then cut them off only if they’re later disapproved. Bonus feature: this might give the VA an incentive to speed up its claim processing. It’s worth a thought.

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