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Veterans Are the Healthcare Canary in a Coal Mine
Canada Free Press ^ | May 29, 2014 | By Michael R. Shannon

Posted on 05/29/2014 10:27:03 PM PDT by kingattax

Between today and June 6th’s 70th anniversary of the D–Day landing I want you to find a veteran and talk to him. This doesn’t mean cornering some unsuspecting vet and ambushing him with the latest insipid leftist cliché: ‘Thank you for your service,’ which manages to be both pretentious and condescending.

(However, it is an improvement over the left’s former greeting for vets: ‘How many babies did you kill today?’ But it’s still rote trivialization.)

Ideally your vet should be a veteran of either the Korean Conflict or the Vietnam War. Not because the fighting was far enough in the past be non–controversial, but because this vet has had plenty of time to experience the tender mercies of the Veterans Administration health care system.

And that system should be the main topic of conversation, because if the left has its way, everyone will experience this type of health care under the coming Obamacare regime. Don’t make the mistake — encouraged by the cheerleading mainstream media — of believing the VA is a problem unto itself and has no relation to civilian health care and certainly no relevance to the future of Obamacare.

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1 posted on 05/29/2014 10:27:03 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I say “Thank you for your service.” Has always been sincere and been received favorably. Do not understand why the author insists this is some type of left-wing condescending insult.


2 posted on 05/29/2014 10:49:26 PM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
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I am a Vietnam vet, and fortunately, I was able to get most of my care from the USAF hospital, as a retiree. If I had to rely strictly on the VA, I am not sure I would still be around. I might very well be, I just don’t know for sure.


3 posted on 05/29/2014 10:53:34 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: kingattax

As do prisoners at Gitmo.


4 posted on 05/29/2014 11:39:14 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: beelzepug

Sorry, meant this for the Palin illegal alien post.


5 posted on 05/29/2014 11:42:39 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: kingattax

bttt


6 posted on 05/30/2014 2:50:42 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: kingattax

The timing of the VA scandal appropriately follows on the heels (or heals) of the introduction of the (Un)affordable Care Act.


7 posted on 05/30/2014 2:57:20 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: kingattax

I am a Viet vet.

I have been ‘in the system’ since 2000, having come on board in New Orleans. I have also worked for the VA from 2003 - 2006, (I didn’t make the VA exclusive 3 year cutoff, when considered for retention after Katrina, after being shipped off elsewhere in the interim.) I had 10 years active military, and 10 years DoD, but not 3 years with V.A..

I have had numerous stays for ‘bad leg skin’, and going in for same today, as walk-in. I had a laposcopic surgery in 2003 for placing a mesh, it was finally removed in 2012, in Houston.

Here’s the kicker: I can’t get any V.A. benefits for my legs, but when i had to sue to get my SocSec, the attorney used all the V.A. records, and the SS court deemed me 100% disabled!!


8 posted on 05/30/2014 5:34:08 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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