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Would You Rather Be a Customer or a Cost? (VA & Obamacare)
MeMyself&I | 6/10/14 | pgyanke

Posted on 06/10/2014 10:13:39 AM PDT by pgyanke

What have we learned from the VA scandal? One of the greatest lessons we should learn is how we are seen by the government. In any "service" government provides... the recipients represent a cost to the system. The only way to control costs in the system is to ration the services provided (yes... death panels). This is what happened in the VA system... the bureaucrats were well-incentivized to control costs (AKA: find ways to not actually deliver services).

The justification for government-run healthcare was that we would no longer be victimized by evil corporations who chase immoral profits as their goal. What gets them the profits they crave? That's right... taking care of their customers. The incentive in this system is to make profits by providing services.

So... how would you rather be seen by your healthcare provider? Would you rather be a cost in the system which needs to be "controlled" or a customer of the system who must be served?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: obamacare; va
My two cents
1 posted on 06/10/2014 10:13:39 AM PDT by pgyanke
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To: pgyanke

Good point, but nobody put a gun to the head of those VA executives to lie to go after those bonuses.
I understand the difference between private sector and government. I have managed in both. While it may be that the VA should be shut down, I don’t know that things would be better by giving each Veteran a medical aid credit card. I saw big time theft in the private sector, too. People are clever and they like easy money.
I think the first thing to do is to arrest the VA executives who lied and forged documents and forced their employees to lie and forge documents.
We just have too many things going on and too many thieves. Let’s start the process by throwing some VA executives in jail.


2 posted on 06/10/2014 10:33:01 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: pgyanke

V.A. care = ObamaCare, 100%. Plus it will really be much worse when they have all 330 million of us in the system....


3 posted on 06/10/2014 11:10:35 AM PDT by buffyt (It is not a CHOICE, it is a CHILD OF GOD!)
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To: pgyanke
"Would You Rather Be a Customer or a Cost?"

Neither. Exercise, be safe, and let the government-linked rackets on both sides of socialist politics rot.


4 posted on 06/10/2014 3:16:37 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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