A Peek into Government Run Obamacare … VA Erroneously Sends 1200 Veterans Letters That they Have ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
So you want government run health care, eh?
A special shout out to the VA, Veteran’s Association, for showing just how efficient and competent government run health care truly is. The VA sent out letters to 1200 veterans informing them that they had the fatal neurological disease, ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
There was just one small problem. They didn’t have ALS. Cash for Clunkers administration meets health care. Oh those efficient government agencies.
What better information could Americans see than the actual workings of a government run health care system and the “computer glitch” that cause such harmful letters to be sent out to unsuspecting victims. However, as Black Five writes, “I wonder how much the Obama administration has appreciated all the help the VA has been giving them showing the efficiencies, savings and professionalism of government health care”. Behind every computer glitch, there is a person.
Remember that Barack Obama stated that Obamacare would keep costs down and prevent unnecessary testing to be done. Really? When individuals received the erroneous letter that they contracted ALS, many such as Former Air Force reservist Gale Reid went out and had a battery of painful and expensive tests done.
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.
Letters were sent to 1,864 veterans about disability benefits for those with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and a “small number” have contacted the VA indicating they received the letters in error, VA spokeswoman Katie Roberts said Monday night.
However, the National Gulf War Resource Center said Reid was among at least 1,200 veterans who received the letter, even though they hadn’t been diagnosed with the illness. Veterans were initially suspicious, but still went through the pain not knowing whether they had the degenerative disease, which typically kills people within five years.
Do you really want the government in charge of 1/6 of the United State’s economy? This letter glitch was with the VA, imagine the amount of people that would have been affected if it were covering 200–300 million people? Imagine the cost of tests done only to find out there was a simple coding error.