Skip to comments.Veterans Are the Healthcare Canary in a Coal Mine
Posted on 05/29/2014 10:27:03 PM PDT by kingattax
Between today and June 6ths 70th anniversary of the DDay landing I want you to find a veteran and talk to him. This doesnt 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 lefts former greeting for vets: How many babies did you kill today? But its 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 noncontroversial, 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. Dont 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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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.
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.
As do prisoners at Gitmo.
Sorry, meant this for the Palin illegal alien post.
The timing of the VA scandal appropriately follows on the heels (or heals) of the introduction of the (Un)affordable Care Act.
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!!