The Department of Veterans Affairs last month sent a letter to 1,812 patients informing them that could have been exposed to HIV and other deadly viruses because of dental equipment that was insufficiently sterilized over a period of 13 months. The agency said the risk of infection was “extremely low” but it urged patients to return for blood tests.
If we need a good reason to repeal ObamaCare, I'd say this is one to consider.
And let’s not forget that the VA is one of the several single-payer systems run by the government, and in this case an unchallenged area of jurisdiction: veterans’ health. Putting the government in charge of health care is no panacea. In fact, this makes it look more like a disease than anything government control is supposed to cure.
Exposing more than 1,800 veterans to possible infection over a 13 month period, for whatever reason, is a disgrace. Then to make matters even more reprehensible, the VA waited 3 months before notifying the veterans involved that they have been exposed to an infection. A cover up? I would certainly say so. I'd also say a criminal offense.
Do we really want the Federal Government in charge of our health care?