The more big government gets involved in health care, the more these kinds of
bureaucratic nightmares will grow.
Why is it that the liberals are so silent on this issue? Over the past several
years the liberals who post here have told us how great the VA system is, and
how it is a model for government healthcare.I hope that everybody
takes a good look at this issue and remembers it. This is what government
healthcare looks like. Death by waiting list, covered up by administrators
looking to get their bonus.
@Redshirt1701"Why is it that the liberals are so silent on this
issue?"Liberals strongly support Bernie Sanders' bill that
the GOP filibustered that would've provided the VA with more funding to
hire more people to deal with this delay issue.
Schnee,I thought messianic BO was going to fix everything. Why has
it taken this long and this many veteran deaths to get any action - and that by
socialist, not even a member of BO's own party?BO can wave his
executive pen and bypass congress on everything else, why is he sitting on his
backside and doing nothing about this but fire a scapegoat?
To "Schnee" throwing more money at the problem would not fix it. More
money does not mean more access to more doctors. For example, we are now
spending nearly double per child for education than we were in the 1980's
(adjusted for inflation). You and your reasoning would say we should now have
classes with half the kids. Unfortunately we still have nearly the same number
of kids per class, the only thing that has changed is the number of non-teaching
jobs.Money will not fix the problem, unless you can magically get
med schools to accept more students, and get them to work for the VA.
@SchneeThe VA budget has grown much faster in the last decade than the
number of veterans has. They have never blamed the lack of money for their
atrocious record. They had money to pay bonuses to those who lied, but not
enough money to treat veterans. Bernie Sanders, in typical socialist mentality,
wants to throw money at the VA without reforming it and the civil service
mentality that strangles the VA.
Liberals are not silent. If the republicans would stop filibustering we would
provide veterans with all the healthcare they could possibly want.We'd spare no expense and give out no bid cost plus contracts - just like
republicans do when starting wars.