Saturday, May 31, 2014

Can Veterans Administration Be Fixed?

There has been a bunch of negative news lately about the Veterans Administration (VA). Horrible stories about vets waiting months, if not longer, simply to get a doctors appointment in some cities. It's an outrage that our government not only has broken a promise to care for military personnel, but it's also criminal how some employees at the VA have enriched themselves by denying life saving medical treatment to soldiers – just so they could personally earn an unjustified bonus. I have my doubts as to whether or not the VA can be saved, at least when it comes to the part of that agency that provides medical care. The whole system is broken and I doubt there is a single politician in Washington who would put their own butt on the line to do what needs to be done to fix these problems. That is why I believe VA hospitals should be shut-down and replaced by free medical insurance for retired members of the military who have earned free health-care as a condition of their service. Enough is enough and the time has come for political leaders to give up their control over veterans health-care and do the right thing and let them find their own doctors and hospitals without anymore government interference.

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