Kevin Clifton of San Antonio, Texas secretly filmed a VA worker belittling a veteran in need of medication. He posted the video to his Facebook account a few days ago and it quickly went viral.
The exact VA hospital and the employee involved are unknown, but this is a clear example of the overall problems with the VA’s mistreatment of veterans. In the beginning of the video the VA employee tells the veteran “Okay…well honestly I don’t give a damn” when he asked about getting Thyroid medication.
In March, a manager at the Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis was busted by the Indianapolis Star for mocking veteran suicide in an email. Veterans and lawmakers called for the VA to take action, but it only resulted in the employee being put on administrative leave.
This recent incident shows that VA continues to employ people who don’t feel that they should treat veterans with the dignity and respect they deserve.