The doctor who launched the VA scandal Here we see the evils of the single payer system. We have a system run completely by the US federal government, and like all other organizations, they are trying to reduce costs, usually at the expense of their customers. Here we have a doctor who saw people being put on secret death lists, who were erroneously documented as being treated. They were singled out because the system was over taxed and under funded and could not afford to be burdened with treating the sickest of the patients, so they were just left to die. So what happened to the whistle blowers? Did Mr. war veteran John McCain come to their aid? No. They were hunted and some were fired in a never ending frustrating endevor to find someone who gave a damn. Luckily, they finally found someone after going through hell to find someone. And what was the US federal government response? That's right, they had one man fall on his sword, who probably had nothing to do with the scandal, which is the usual approach by those in government. So the issue Progs is, we need the government to be our advocate, not the evil CEO.