VA Health Care For Everyone

  Hat tip to Think Progress.  Not a novel idea for those of us who believe in universal health care. What is surprising is the source:

Why don't we expand the VA health system?

DesMoinesRegister.com, May 29, 2011

The Register recently editorialized that it doesn’t make sense to operate a multi-billion VA health care system that runs parallel to the nation’s vast private health care system of hospitals and clinics. It serves only one segment of the population. A better option would be providing veterans health insurance, similar to Medicare for seniors. Then they would be allowed to go to any hospital or clinic, rather than having to travel long distances for care. The thousands of health care workers currently employed by the government could work in the private sector and treat more Americans.

This is a remarkable idea for Iowa's only state wide newspaper. The letters to the editors on this topic promise to be amusing.

 

 

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