Discussion in 'Politics' started by Lakhota, Nov 11, 2011.
More: Mitt Romney: Maybe Veterans' Health Care Should Be Privatized
I have mixed emotions about this. I also question Romney's motives since he also wants to privatize Medicare.
Romney Spit-Balls His Way To Privatizing Veteran’s Benefits | TPM 2012
Given the vagueness of what Romney has "proposed" (I'm using the word generously here), it's not clear what he wants to do with Medicare. The key phrase he uses on his website is: "Give future seniors a choice between traditional Medicare and many other healthcare plans offering at least the same benefits." That's how things already work so it's not particularly clear what new ideas he's offering.
Eliminating the VHA, on the other hand, would be new.
VA Hospital Care is considered to be among the best in the world. Of course, nothing is perfect. You can find horror stories everywhere. But the VA spends around 94cents of every dollar on the patients. For health care companies, it's much less. Just the fact that health care CEO's can make paychecks of over a hundred million dollars. How many people are denied care and policies skimmed to make a single one hundred million dollar paycheck? Republicans call that "good". It's their version of capitalism. Wonder what their Jesus would call it?
Oh well, he's probably flip-flopped by now.
Mitt Romney: Maybe Veterans' Health Care Should Be Privatized
Maybe we should look at how much private contractors cost us in Iraq. and...how much they still are.
The private sector can't wait to get its hands on Social Security, Medicare, and veterans health care.
It's why they are buying up every Republican politician they can.
Maybe VA health care needs an overhaul. Privatize it... mmmm... not sure about how that would make it better.
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