Late last month, Vliet said in a video interview that the reason for the treatment is money, essentially, noting that it all has to do with the way in which hospitals are reimbursed by the government and insurers for COVID-19 treatment.
Dr. Peter R. Breggin, MD, set up the interview with this summary:
Having founded the Truth for Health Foundation, with Peter McCullough, MD MPH as Chief Medical Advisor, [Vliet] has now found herself confronted with the tragic and horrific reality of COVID patients dying due to neglect and bad treatment in hospitals throughout the U.S. and elsewhere. Many of these treatment centers seem so intent on murdering their patients that they refuse court orders to treat with routine antiviral therapies like steroids as well specific treatments like hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. Incentivized by high reimbursement payments for treating dying COVID patients and by using potentially deadly treatments like ventilators and remdesivir, the doctors and hospitals have descended into unethical, corrupt medical practices.
“Covid-19 patients in America’s hospitals today are actually being treated worse than prisoners in American jails,” Vliet says, adding that “they are being held hostage and segregated from loved ones…and the reason is money.”
Hospitals, she says, are being incentivized by high reimbursement rates to treat dying COVID-19 patients with high-risk, low-reward treatments including ventilators and remdesivir. As such, hospitals and physicians have been coopted by money and increasingly choose unethical medical practices over doing what is actually best for these patients.
“They [the hospitals] are paid by the government to do a PCR test on every patient who walks in the door … Then they are paid extra for a COVID admission to the hospital. They are paid an extra 20 percent bonus on the entire hospital bill if the hospital ONLY uses remdesivir to treat the patient,” said Vliet.
“And then if the patient goes on a ventilator, which is a consequence of some of the toxicity of remdesivir and the restriction of fluids and nutrients that they are also doing, and once the patient is on a ventilator there is another incentive bonus to the hospitals. If the patient dies in the hospital, there is another incentive payment,” she added.
The former AAPS director also said that hospitals have been incentivized, nearly since the beginning of the pandemic, to diagnose patients with COVID (which explains the exceedingly high ‘infection’ rate), then given an incentive of $39,000 per patient if that patient was subsequently placed on a ventilator. Worse, she said that hospitals were paid an even larger stipend if the patient on the vent passed away from ‘COVID.’ That means there was an incentive to ‘find’ COVID patients and then make certain they were put on vents and later died.
In a November op-ed posted at the AAPS website under the headline, “Biden’s Bounty on Your Life: Hospitals’ Incentive Payments for COVID-19,” Vliet explained the ghastly concept.
“As exposed in audio recordings, hospital executives in Arizona admitted meeting several times a week to lower standards of care, with coordinated restrictions on visitation rights. Most COVID-19 patients’ families are deliberately kept in the dark about what is really being done to their loved ones,” she revealed.
“The combination that enables this tragic and avoidable loss of hundreds of thousands of lives includes (1) The CARES Act, which provides hospitals with bonus incentive payments for all things related to COVID-19 (testing, diagnosing, admitting to hospital, use of remdesivir and ventilators, reporting COVID-19 deaths, and vaccinations) and (2) waivers of customary and long-standing patient rights by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS),” she added.
Face it: Our country is being torn apart by left-wing political opportunists who are using this pandemic to forever change America.