Skip to comments.Veterans Wrongly Told They Have Fatal Disease
Posted on 08/25/2009 8:49:15 AM PDT by edpc
CHARLESTON, W.Va. Former Air Force reservist Gale Reid received a letter from the Veterans Affairs Department that told her she had Lou Gehrig's disease, and she immediately put herself through a battery of painful, expensive tests. Five days later, the VA said its "diagnosis" was a mistake.
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Whoohoo!!!! Can’t wait until these clowns run health care for all of us.
Some younger vets have informed me the handbook has been given to severely injured veterans. I bet that really cheers them up. /sarc
I would be glad to post this 52-page Pdf if someone could provide some instruction so that FReepers could see for themselves that the handbook steers veterans to “not being a burden” (AKA assisted suicide).
When I had our second son at Tripler Army hospital in Hawaii, hours after delivering my baby, we new mothers were given sheets and a dust mop and were told we had to clean our own rooms. I left the hospital asap. My husband took better care of me than they did.
Don’t you just love a caring, compassionate bureaucracy that sends you a form letter to tell you that you have an incurable disease. Heaven help us all!
- RAHM EMMANUEL
- "TAMMY" (I AM A "HERO") DUCKWORTH
- BARACK OBAMA
Unreal. There are so many stories like that, plus the recent one where the Air Force airman had his legs amputated after the botched gall bladder surgery. Unfortunately, that will become more common under a government run health plan.
Are you kidding?
re: Veterans Wrongly Told They Have Fatal Disease
They used to have to wait for a fatal disease to worry about dying, but with today’s health care for the military and their families they no longer have to wait for a fatal disease. They can be goners for any number of problems much less severe.
I have several family members who are dependent on the military health care system and it’s not what it used to be.
10+ years back here at the base hospital (Offutt) this lady I know was 8 months pregnant. She starting having really bad pain and went in the hospital. They sent her home and said it was just false labor. She came back in again and they sent her home again.
Her appendix burst and the poison was throughout her body.
She was in a coma, but did come out. She now is mentally slow and lost her personality completely.
I'm sure everyone has stories who spent anytime in a va/military hospital.
OMG, that’s terrible. We need to get conservative leaders back in and take are of the military.
“When I had our second son at Tripler Army hospital in Hawaii, hours after delivering my baby, we new mothers were given sheets and a dust mop and were told we had to clean our own rooms. I left the hospital asap. My husband took better care of me than they did.”
My mom tells the same story about the Navy Hospital in the Phillipines when my brother was born in 1958. Looks like the have been doing that sort of thing for a Long, long time now.