Obama promised to “make the VA a leader of national health care reform” back in 2008. You probably think he broke that promise. On the contrary. The VA, with its wait lists, denial of healthcare, inability to provide care, and vets dying of neglect, is THE example of what Obamacare is leading to. Promise kept.
Hero of the left, Paul Krugman, said this about the VA in 2011:
Krugman added, “Yes, this is ‘socialized medicine’ … But it works, and suggests what it will take to solve the troubles of US health care more broadly.”
This was when they thought they could still sell us full scale socialized medicine like Canada, the UK, and others have. Well, that’s effectively what we will have once this all takes full effect, but it’s because they lied about what we were being sold, AND the shoved it down our throats despite MASSIVE objections from the majority of the American people. Over 80% of people were happy with the health insurance they had at the time, and remember that NOT. ONE. SINGLE. REPUBLICAN voted for this abortion of a law.
Yes, the problems in the VA were identified during the Bush administration. But here’s the deal. Obama was briefed thoroughly on those problems when he took office, AND he campaigned heavily on fixing those problems as illustrated above. So, just like the economy that has never recovered and is heading for another full scale recession due to Obama’s policies, Obama OWNS the VA mess just like he OWNS the economy now after 5 and a half years of promises and failed progressive policies.
Oh, and don’t fail to notice that Obama and his willing state-run media have moved on to the prisoner swap for Bowe Bergdahl as a means of distracting Americans angry about the treatment of our veterans with another issue. But as usual, Obama’s distraction is turning out to be another scandal in itself. Huh.
OBAMA 2008: VA WILL BE ‘LEADER OF HEALTH CARE REFORM’
N.Y. Times columnist cited ‘huge success story’ of ‘socialized medicine’
Published: 05/22/2014 at 7:55 PM
WASHINGTON — It’s one of those promises the president would probably like to forget.
In vowing to make the Veterans Administration the model of national health-care reform back in 2008, the outlook for scandal-plagued Obamacare suddenly seems even worse.
WND has discovered that during his transition into the White House in 2008-09, President Obama proposed in his “Obama-Biden” plan to “make the VA a leader of national health care reform so that veterans get the best care possible.”
However, instead of fixing the VA, the administration has had to defend its role in the death of veterans by neglect. Continue reading
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