Tuesday, July 6, 2010

VA Waits 3 Months to Notify Over 1,800 Vets of Possible HIV Infection

If this is the way the Obama Administration's Department of Veterans Affairs treats our military heroes under VA healthcare, how are we, the everyday slubs, going to be treated under ObamaCare?

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?

Via: HotAir.com


  1. This is unconscionable! This is highly disturbing! The maltreatment of our brave vets must be exposed and the government must be held responsible for this grave error. This is just one of many reasons why we must continue to work to repeal Obamacare.

  2. Teresa:
    Exactly. I cannot understand the why they would wait 3 months to notify the vets. I wonder if any heads will roll on this one.


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