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The VA’s Socialist Paradise
Politico, by Rich Lowry

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Posted By:happywarrior, 5/22/2014 11:37:49 AM

For the left, the Department of Veterans Affairs is how health care is ideally supposed to work. No insurance companies, no private doctors, no competition — just the government and the patient. Paul Krugman, The New York Times columnist, has held up the VA as a model for the entire country. The Washington Monthly ran a famous article in 2005 arguing that the VA was leading the way for U.S. health care. The socialist senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, is such a reflexive defender that in an instantly notorious interview on CNN he pooh-poohed the burgeoning scandal that may involve

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: IowaDad, 5/22/2014 11:48:49 AM     (No. 9857973)

The bureacratic interferences with care (such as requiring patients to see primary care clinics that merely obstruct and delay effective care), and the pathetically small number of patients seen per working day per clinician dooms the VA to unending failure.

Much cheaper would be just to give vets a Medicare card.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WAN2, 5/22/2014 11:54:45 AM     (No. 9857983)

Mr. Lowry assumes logic still matters.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: craige, 5/22/2014 12:13:28 PM     (No. 9858032)

I visited the VA in 1973, for treatment of water blisters. Took all day to see a doctor. They also gave me a complete physical before seeing the dermatologist.

That was 41 years ago. Haven´t been back since.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fhancock, 5/22/2014 1:01:44 PM     (No. 9858113)

The difference between the active duty healthcare and VA is that at the VA there is ZERO accountability...try to find out who is in charge is impossible...with active duty care you can at least go to the Commander and crap on his desk and get something done...the VA is just a byzantive mass of bureacracy that cares not an iota about their customers (Veterans)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: varkdriver, 5/22/2014 1:13:58 PM     (No. 9858130)

Welcome to Soviet Union, comrades!

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