If this were an occasional oversight, that would be one thing. But it is not. This is a pattern that recurs so often that it might as well be broadcast as a fully intentional public policy.
Please do not tell me that the US government takes seriously the well-being of its citizens.
And please do not tell me that I am supposed to seriously “pledge allegiance” to such a government, because if you do, I simply won’t trust your good judgment.