VIDEO: The VA Forces a Veteran to Get an X-Ray to Prove He’s an Amputee

VIDEO: The VA Forces a Veteran to Get an X-Ray to Prove He’s an Amputee

How stupid can bureaucrats be? Just when you think you’ve seen it all, another example comes up that will blow your mind — like, for example, officials at the VA making an amputee get his leg x-rayed to “prove” that it was really gone.

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Army veteran Chad Fleming is an amputee from his time spent serving his country and the VA demanded that he prove that he was actually an amputee. Yes, you read that correctly.

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Rather than research his extensive medical records, or simply observe the fact that his leg is missing, they insisted that he get an X-ray taken of his artificial limb.

“You think that they’d just look at my records and say, ‘You know what? We bought 14 legs, this guy’s an amputee.’ But no,” Fleming told The Blaze.

“[The doctor] actually laughed. And I told him, I said, ‘You wonder why the country is in such a deficit? It’s because you’re wasting money taking X-rays of a leg that doesn’t exist.’”

“It’s like, ‘Dude, I’m not a starfish. It isn’t going to grow back.’”

That officials working for an agency that purports to help veterans would treat a veteran in such a dehumanizing way is infuriating. But then, isn’t this just standard operating procedure for the VA by now?

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