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Ocasio-Cortez Praises Broken VA Healthcare System: Provides 'Highest Quality' Healthcare To Veterans

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Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made stunning remarks last week at a town hall in New York City, claiming that the broken healthcare system at the Department of Veterans Affairs provides "Cadillac first-class health care" to veterans.

In a video clip flagged by The Washington Free Beacon's Brent Scher, Ocasio-Cortez praised the VA healthcare system, saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

"The idea that this thing that isn't broken, this thing that provides the highest quality care to our veterans somehow needs to be fixed, optimized, tinkered with until you don't even recognize it anymore," Ocasio-Cortez said.
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Cadillac is certainly descriptive of the care my spouse receives at the VA.
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Yeah sure, Cadillac care.

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Nineteen suicides have occurred on VA campuses from October 2017 to November 2018 ― seven of them in parking lots, according to data the Washington Post obtained from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some are worried that this is a gruesome form of protest by veterans to highlight how little help they were given in their time of need by the VA system.
https://rebootcamp.militarytimes.com...g-lots-report/
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Apparently killing yourself outside of a VA center is the Caddy of the healthcare world.
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307,000 veterans may have died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report says

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Hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed, according to a report issued Wednesday.

The VA's inspector general found that out of about 800,000 records stalled in the agency's system for managing health care enrollment, there were more than 307,000 records that belonged to veterans who had died months or years in the past. The inspector general said due to limitations in the system's data, the number of records did not necessarily represent veterans actively seeking enrollment in VA health care.

In a response to a request by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs' to investigate a whistleblower's allegations of mismanagement at the VA's Health Eligibility Center, the inspector general also found VA staffers incorrectly marked unprocessed applications and may have deleted 10,000 or more records in the last five years.
I really hate to say this, but I believe AOC WANTS a system where people die before they can get proper care...Every person dying before getting processed is money saved, and works as an unintended death panel without actually coming out and having an official death panel...

Remember when Obama said that a really old lady shouldn't get a pacemaker, and should just take some painkillers instead?()...AOC wants that on a larger scale...
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307,000 veterans may have died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report says

I really hate to say this, but I believe AOC WANTS a system where people die before they can get proper care...Every person dying before getting processed is money saved, and works as an unintended death panel without actually coming out and having an official death panel...

Remember when Obama said that a really old lady shouldn't get a pacemaker, and should just take some painkillers instead?()...AOC wants that on a larger scale...
The old system cared mostly for the vast amount from WWII and Vietnam. The application process hadn't been upgraded since probably Korean War days. There were cut backs under one administration/congress. And more money under other politicians and POTUS's. The Veterans Affairs was made a part of the cabinet, probably in the hopes that would rectify some things. Meanwhile we got fresh crops of sick troops coming home from new wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, now Syria and such outposts. The back log wasn't dealt with head on until Obama. As I have stated many times, there was a back log and effort to deny in the 70's when my fnl applied even though he had a kidney shot through during WWII.
What we have isn't perfect but it's far better than it was. We have had coordination with private medical services wherever and whenever needed for years now. They talk about that like it's a new thing. It's not for many years now. The care has always been excellent till fairly recently, and whistle blowers closed down some bad hospitals, fired everyone in some.
Health care itself has undergone changes during all this time too. More modern.
It's still not perfect but very good and worthy of praise.
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307,000 veterans may have died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report says

I really hate to say this, but I believe AOC WANTS a system where people die before they can get proper care...Every person dying before getting processed is money saved, and works as an unintended death panel without actually coming out and having an official death panel...

Remember when Obama said that a really old lady shouldn't get a pacemaker, and should just take some painkillers instead?()...AOC wants that on a larger scale...
I really hate to think that some policy wonks on your side of the aisle want people to die before they get care and bolster their insurance lobbyists by allowing these inferior policies again. I searched through some today for a lady who has no insurance because she works and makes around $7000.00 a year. She paid out of pocket to go to a quick clinic who gave her the minimum prescriptions and treatment not for long term because again they know she won't be able to follow through having no insurance. Would that she had the care my veteran husband has.
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307,000 veterans may have died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report says

I really hate to say this, but I believe AOC WANTS a system where people die before they can get proper care...Every person dying before getting processed is money saved, and works as an unintended death panel without actually coming out and having an official death panel...

Remember when Obama said that a really old lady shouldn't get a pacemaker, and should just take some painkillers instead?()...AOC wants that on a larger scale...
way to tell a story out of context. he didn't say that. read it.
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307,000 veterans may have died awaiting Veterans Affairs health care, report says

I really hate to say this, but I believe AOC WANTS a system where people die before they can get proper care...Every person dying before getting processed is money saved, and works as an unintended death panel without actually coming out and having an official death panel...

Remember when Obama said that a really old lady shouldn't get a pacemaker, and should just take some painkillers instead?()...AOC wants that on a larger scale...
From the examples of the USSR, to China, to Cuba, to Venezuela, this is how socialism works. When your government does not have enough resources to take care of you, they simply let you die. Under socialism, where the government controls all things, you have no other choices.

It's Ok. Take comfort in knowing your loss is for the better good.
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