CDZ If our politicians and bureaucrats can't operate the VA...how can they handle 320 million patients?

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    This is a question I keep asking....the Veteran's Administration is a nightmare.....it is run by the very same politicians and bureaucrats who created the VA as a medical system for a tiny number of Americans...specifically to handle their needs as a group outside of all other medical systems....in order to ensure that the Vets got good medical care...

    And it is horrible....and Vets are dying on fake waiting lists....

    The same politicians who are running this horrible system...exempt themselves from it.....and now say they want to run healthcare for all 320 million Americans....and they will also be exempt from that system.....

    Tell us....how does this make any sense?
     
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    I was asking that question even before Obama was elected. Of course the progressives didn't like that.

    If we couldn't even take care of our vets ten years ago what makes progressives think the government provide healthcare for a whole nation?

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    How strange, that veterans would choose to go with the VA even though magical private insurance exists.
     
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    Do you want to pay vets what private contractors make for the same job?

    If so then I'm sure the vets would more than willingly pay for their own health care.

    How about we make it so all the pay a veteran receives is counted as their base pay and make it retroactive?

    I'll gladly take double if not more what I make in pension for the hazardous duty pay, separation pay, comrats pay, housing pay, etc,... that I received in the service, that didn't count towards my pension, because it isn't part of my base pay.

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    Most of 'em can't afford private health insurance. Ever think of that?
     
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    Yes. That's why the VA's health coverage and the ACA were created.
     
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    ? Then I don't get your earlier comment.
     
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    Duly noted.
     
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    The VA's health coverage was created long before the ACA was even dreamed up.

    Veteran's health care was created for those who served their country.

    Not simply because they happened to be born and/or live in the United States.

    If you want to give health care to people just because they happen to be born here then all veterans should be given the golden parachute plan that Congressmen/women receive. In other words I go in with a problem and it's taken care 1st Class and I don't pay a dime out of my pocket.

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    It is worth noting that the VA is a massive expenditure that requires 300 million paying into it to take care of one million people.

    Try it with 100 percent of the people paying, rather than the 0.3 percent, are using it there are going to be some very big issues
     

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