The scandal at the Veteran’s Administration (VA) is growing every week. As each new VA hospital is revealed to have made sick veterans wait so long for care that many died while waiting, and then subsequently covered up the truth, we all must come to grips with the fact that this is Obamacare writ large.
If you hadn’t been paying attention to how badly Obama’s government healthcare system is treating our elderly and sick veterans, you should. Because with Obamacare this sort of criminal behavior is coming to you and your sick relatives whether you served in the military or not.
Essentially what has been happening is that employees, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare pros at the VA have been allowing themselves to have grueling four-hour work days while wait times for their services have naturally been growing exponentially–after all there are fewer hours in a day that patients can be served if the docs and nurses only work four hours a day!
The cover up is the secondary part of this scandal. The newest report at CBS has only the latest example of this disgusting state of affairs.
A Veterans Affairs employee at the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, has been placed on administrative leave after CBS News obtained an email showing an employee directing his staff on how to game the appointments system to make it appear as though veterans were being seen within the VA’s 14-day directive. The email, written by Telehealth Coordinator David Newman, a registered nurse, describes how patients at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center are always listed getting appointments within a 14-day window, no matter when the appointment was first requested, and no matter how long the patient actually waited. The memo admitted, “Yes, this is gaming the system a bit…” because “when we exceed the 14 day measure, the front office gets very upset, which doesn’t help us.” The employee further instructs staff on how to “get off the bad boys list” by “cancelling the visit (by clinic) and then rescheduling it with a desired date within that 14 day window.”
This is what happens, folks, when government is in charge of everything and out of control, unaccountable government employees start trying to make their own lives easier quite despite that it will kill people.
THIS will be Obamacare when the government has 100% control over our health. You, Mr. and Mrs. America, will not matter one whit to Obama’s government doctors. Only their needs will be important to them and your needs–yes, even needs that will pertain to your very lives–will mean nothing.
Obamacare is a death sentence plan just as the single healthcare provider for our veterans has become.
As Guy Benson recently wrote:
While the political lessons about single-payer are no doubt important to underscore, more than anything, it’s a national disgrace the way our sick veterans are being treated by the bureaucracy charged with their care. The lack of action in Cheyenne discovered by CBS suggests that only the searing, sustained light of scrutiny is likely to affect change.
When the government takes over anything, it becomes a fraud-laden failure.