Skip to comments.BREAKING: VA Hospital Turns Away Already-Sedated Patient for “Sequester”?
Posted on 03/02/2013 7:36:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Heres the story: a patient (who doesnt want to be named) was at a VA hospital for a colonoscopy not a routine one, but because of a problem that could be serious. As he tells it:
9 am in or prep room IV and muscle relaxant
given- theyll give me heavier dose of something before they go in. Sat there near an hour when lady walks in Govt Shut down. If youre not in, theyre out. that was it. Went to patient advocate she had been sent home almost as soon as she arrived Im guessing to head off volume of complaints...."
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No. Our government is more like a down and out junkie craving his next “fix.”
Little Shop of Horrors. FEED ME! FEED ME!
Don’t worry, we’re still sending billions to our enemies.
BTW, recently saved up some pennies to buy a MagicJack VOIP phone so I could work from home. What a piece of junk! No one can hear me!! Any suggestions?
If so, it'll backfire - big time. The vets are denied medical care while moochelle walks around like Imelda Marcos and Oboma flies off to the Bahamas for a weeks worth of golfing?
If the left wants to push this one, the Obomas had better never have another glamorous party for their Hollywood friends, their kids, or fly off to some island resort for a nice, relaxing break from all that wealth in Washington.
We'll be watching, very closely, what the Obomas are spending on themselves, and how many vets that money would have saved.
2ndDV, I’m ignorant about phones that are not land lines. I don’t even own a cell phone or a television, cro-magnon that I am.
Who's most worthy of our assistance, welfare queens or vets who've served our country? Not a difficult decision.
I doubt that this is accurate.
The VA’s budget is a seperate entity that is on a 2 year cycle. Their budget is not connected to the budget of the Department of Defense.
It matters to validate the source, but considering the intimidation and danger in releasing the criminal aliens, lies about layoffs, threats about security, lack of resources for mil ops, etc., this potential story is but one of many examples of the tyranny we’re suffering.
Imagine how the other party might handle such an untruth. If it served their purpose, the Democrats would legitimize this story dismissing fabrication and deceit — they’d describe it as an essential narrative that points to the horrific abuses inflicted by the opposing party.
I know, we’re not them.
Welcome to socialized medicine, where budget cuts can kill.
Yep. If Oboma wants to make these cuts look bad, we've got to make sure everyone knows how much the obomas are wasting on....... themselves.
If only one vet could be saved.....
If, however, this is true, it should be immediately referred to the State Board of Medical Examiners as well as filing a complaint with HCFA. The patient should also file a complaint at the hospital and ask for morbidity/mortality review committee to review the propriety of this decision to cancel.
That said, I feel like there is more to this than is being reported.
This doesn’t ring true, I understand the patient wanting to keep his name out of it but where was this? Seems more likely appointments would be canceled ahead of time if care cannot be provided. As far as I know Veteran’s Hospital medical personnel are not subject to furlough, and most VA related things are exempt...though military hospitals and personnel (civilian doctors, nurses, etc.) are subject to sequestration/furloughs.
I know our dear Veterans are being shafted. It is sickening to the depths of our souls.
This evil group of enemies of America that is ruling our country is only just getting warmed up, and it’s unlikely that they will be exposed, because the entire “mainstream information” media is flooding the country with its lies from Hell.
Sketchy info. I doubt this happened.
IIRC, there aren’t civilian doctors and nurses at military hospitals, but it’s been a long time since I was in one.
I doubt it. The VA is/was not effected by the sequester. By law, their funding comes 3 years in advance to ensure they aren’t caught up in wild budget fluctuations. This is either someone’s wild fantasy, or an internet hoax. BTW, I’m a vet and I’m very happy with the care they have given me.
“BigChinoDon” are you from Chino?
Oh yes there are many civilian doctors and nurses, etc. at military hospitals now; my husband goes to a military hospital for treatment regularly and my oldest daughter is a civilian nurse working for DOD in an Army medical clinic. What most people don’t realize is with the volunteer military many jobs the military used to do themselves are now done by civilian DOD personnel or contractors.
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