Outrageous Former VA Doctor: 'Outrageous' Veteran Deaths Were Preventable
A recent report from the VA Inspector General found that there is no definitive link between veterans' deaths and the lengthy wait times for medical care they experienced at various VA hospitals around the country.
"While the case reviews in this report document poor quality of care, we are unable to conclusively assert that the absence of timely quality care caused the death of these veterans," the report stated.
Dr. Margaret Moxness, a psychiatrist who worked at a VA hospital in West Virginia, joined Tucker Carlson this morning on Fox and Friends Weekend to refute the VA Inspector General's conclusion.
Moxness pointed out that the report uses forensic, medical language that may be factually correct and technically accurate but at the same time misleading.
She explained that "waiting never killed anybody," so there will be no prosecution of bad actors in the deaths of these veterans. But taking 200 veterans with cardiac disease and not giving them the proper level of care is wrong, even if it is not criminal wrongdoing, she asserted.
Moxness said many of these veterans needed quick, effective medical treatment, not a clerical staff that puts them on a virtual waitlist.
"They were preventable deaths," she said. "Doctors found that outrageous, and I think the American public will, too."
Watch the clip from Fox and Friends Weekend above.