Despite intense scrutiny following the Veterans Affairs wait-time scandal that was exposed two years ago, an investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs Inspector General reveals not much has changed at the VA. The investigation uncovered evidence of fraud and regulatory violations related to scheduling issues at 51 VA medical facilities, USA Today reports, but despite the findings, no corrective action has been recommended. Unfortunately, that information is just about the extent of what has been revealed from the investigation. According to USA Today, the investigation, which reviewed 73 medical facilities, was completed in December, yet months later, no reports have been publicly released.
According to a report from the Government Accountability Office, the Obama administration is taking a very lax approach to identifying possible ObamaCare fraud.
The next time you visit your doctor, be careful how you respond to his questions, or you may just be branded “mentally ill” and subjected to “treatment.” That is because a panel advising the Obama administration, in partnership with Big Psychiatry, wants to make doctors subject all American adults and children over age 12 to screening for alleged “mental health” disorders — particularly depression.
ObamaCare, supposedly designed to protect Americans from big insurance companies and their denial of costly care, has itself led to larger healthcare conglomerates and rationing of care.
Svante Myrick, mayor of Ithaca, New York, has proposed a controversial plan to open up a supervised facility in which heroin users can “safely” use heroin. Fox News reports that the facility would be monitored by healthcare professionals who can provide clean needles to drug users and monitor their injection of heroin, while also providing them information on addiction services.
A new report out of the U.S. Senate that reveals illegal immigrants received up to $750 million in healthcare subsidies is sure to make waves.
A state of emergency has been declared in four Florida counties — Miami-Dade, Hillsborough, Lee, and Santa Rosa — after nine people were diagnosed with the Zika virus. While the nine people are believed to have contracted the virus while out of the country, Florida’s governor, Rick Scott, said he wants the state to be on high alert.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Monday that the Zika virus is a public health emergency of international concern, as it is suspected of causing significant birth defects. The designation is only the fourth one ever to be made by the WHO and paves the way to increase funding and manpower to stop the spread of the virus, which has already made its way to the United States. But while the WHO struggles to find a way to contain the virus, some contend that the 2001 worldwide ban on DDT for agricultural uses has allowed mosquito-borne pathogens such as this to run rampant and that the ban should be permanently lifted.