Privatize the VA
an addendum to my Veterans Day post:
Mitt Romney wants to privatize the VA. Specifically, he wants to hand out vouchers and let vets navigate the expensive world of medical care on their own.
This is exactly what I was talking about. The VA has made huge strides in the past ten or so years, and is now capable of delivering world-class care, efficiently and more cheaply even than Medicare does. But although Romney talks big about caring about veterans, he's using them as a chip in his political game, advancing the 'private-sector-is-always-better' agenda at the cost of leaving vets to fend for themselves, with vouchers that would, if experience is any guide, never be enough and lose value rapidly.
And he suggested this on Veterans Day.