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VA = socialized medicine

VA_Hospital.jpgIn 2011 Nobel Prize economist, Paul Krugman wrote:

"Multiple surveys have found the the VHA providing better care than most Americans receive." He the went on to say "...it is free from the perverse incentives created when doctors and hospitals profit from extensive tests and procedures, whether or not those procedures actually make medical sense. Yes, this is 'socialized medicine' but it works,and suggests what will take to solve the troubles of US health care more broadly". 

Last year, Uwe Reinhardt, a health care economist at Princeton wrote in the New York Times, "Remarkably, Americans of all political stripes have long reserved for our veterans the purest form of socialized medicine, the vast health system operated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. If socialized medicine is as bad as so many claim, why have both political parties deemed socialized medicine the best system for military veterans?"

Jonathan Golob of the Seattle Stranger wrote: "Every time I read about a Teabagger ranting about how socialized medicine will destroy this country  I think of the VA system. There it is, a huge healthcare system -government run, single payer and therefore socialist..."

Ok folks, do we get the picture yet?

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