If you need proof the government has no business meddling in healthcare, look no further than the VA. Many VA hospitals are the Motel 6’s of the healthcare world (see VA Hospital Gives Priority to Transgenders. Even Over… Sanitizing Equipment?! and Priorities? Vets Wait Months for Treatment. VA Hospitals Spend $20 Million on Art…). Obviously, that doesn’t mean every single Veterans Affairs hospital is as bad as a Burger King parking lot. Common sense, but we have to specify for the trolls who lurk in the shadows of the internet. Waiting to spring on any generalization with cries of “but my hospital is different!” We get it. You’re special.
The fact remains federal hospitals have a track record of screwing things up. Like this one.
My son is a Veteran of the United States Army. He went to the #VA in Salt Lake City yesterday. This was the condition of the room he was seen in. Very unprofessional, unsanitary and disrespectful. Please retweet. Maybe @realDonaldTrump will see it. pic.twitter.com/P4CMQeE74t
— Stephen Wilson (@GR8_2B_alive) April 27, 2018
After the father of a U.S. Army veteran tweeted photos of an unkempt patient room at a Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake, igniting angry reactions on social media, a top administrator there said the facility is investigating why the space was in poor condition.
The tweeted photos showed some medical supplies strewn out on a counter, a bowl containing water and a plaster-like substance sitting mostly full in a sink, and an overflowing garbage can.
“I figured they would say, ‘Oh, this room’s not clean’ and take me somewhere else, but they just kind of blew past it, didn’t acknowledge it,” said Christopher Wilson, who spent six years in the Army and was deployed to Iraq twice. “They’re doctors, right? So I figure one of them was going to say ‘Let’s go somewhere else’ or ‘Give us a minute to clean it,’ but nothing.”
Here we have a few more details.
.update #VA is going to “review policies”. Says “sometimes medicine is messy.” Casts for diabetic vets done in this room. Not acceptable conditions for anyone. Just clean up between patients! Garbage on the counter, no place to wash hands, instruments not cleaned. #Yuck
— Stephen Wilson (@GR8_2B_alive) April 28, 2018
.My son is not diabetic nor was he in the VA for a cast. Diabetic ulcers by definition are open wounds. IMHO Chris was put at RISK by giving him injections in this dirty room. COS Dr Gribbin didn’t know the policies? That’s the shameless way she’s responded.
— Stephen Wilson (@GR8_2B_alive) April 30, 2018
Not many Democrats have spoken up on the issue. Not even Nancy “People will die without proper healthcare” Pelosi. Leftist mouths prone to erupting with unsolicited thought bubbles are silent whenever government bungles something up.
We’re not waiting with baited breath for every politician to speak up whenever something bad happens in the country. However, you’d think it prudent for healthcare advocates to know about government-provided healthcare. It’s there greatest love after abortion. When a leftist does address how bad the VA is, they claim giving the government more control will solve the problem. With even more tax dollars coming directly out of your wallet.
Democrats have been saying people will die if the government doesn’t run healthcare. They kick and scream at the premise of privatizing hospitals. Yet Uncle Sam can’t maintain the medical systems already in place. Many Veterans Affairs hospitals are far from maintaining basic health standards. So pardon us if we’re not running to the VA to get our balls checked and boobs squeezed. “Please cough” is instead “Sorry for that perpetual cough you’ll contract now you’ve sat on recycled ‘protective’ paper. Anal bumps are normal.”
Scenarios like the one above, disgusting as they are, aren’t surprising. Nor are they rare. When one entity doesn’t have to compete with another, it usually does the bare minimum. In this case, waste overflowing in a place which private medical offices insist on being “sanitary.” Lest that same government come barging in like an inconvenient case of projectile food poisoning.
But for their own standards, the government just shrugs.