Comment: The Financial Times reports our favorite government-run medicine–the Veteran’s Administration–has been keeping a sham set of books to make it look like they’re reducing wait-times, when in fact veterans are literally dying waiting in line, some without ever even getting an appointment.
How many times have we all heard drone-like politicians repeat the false promises of “quality, affordable care,” and “if you like your plan you can keep it”? The TruthSquad suggests they can finally add a slogan that’s true– “Single-payer government medicine: so good, people are dying to get in.”
Veterans scandal risks engulfing Obama
By Geoff Dyer in Washington
May 16, 2014 5:40 pm
And they KNEW. Obama’s transition team knew about the delays and the sham wait lists in 2008:
“The Obama administration received clear notice more than five years ago that VA medical facilities were reporting inaccurate waiting times and experiencing scheduling failures that threatened to deny veterans timely health care — problems that have turned into a growing scandal.”
“Veterans Affairs officials warned the Obama-Biden transition team in the weeks after the 2008 presidential election that the department shouldn’t trust the wait times that its facilities were reporting.”