VA scandal a preview of Obamacare
May 27, 2014 11:00 PM | 610 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

The Veterans Administration is the second largest bureaucracy in the country and the canary in the coal mine for health care in America. It only serves nine million veterans and veterans are dying on waiting lists to see doctors. This is death by bureaucracy!

The bureaucracy needed to oversee Obamacare will quickly become 10 times larger than the Veterans Administration bureaucracy. Can you imagine the frustration, red tape and waiting lists if Obamacare is not repealed and 300 million Americans will be at the mercy of what will be the largest bureaucracy in the country?

Conservatives have been warning of the horrendous effects of Obamacare and fought against it since day one. We now have a perfect example of how Obamacare will affect us all. It’s time for all Americans to wake up and realize that the uncaring incompetence of The Veterans Administration bureaucracy is what you can expect from Obamacare.

Conrad Quagliaroli

Woodstock

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May 31, 2014


Obamacare requires uninsured people to get PRIVATE insurance. The idea is that there is less burden on the rest of us if uninsured people get coverage and pay SOMETHING. Since Reagan signed the "Anti Patient Dumping" law in '87, insured people have had to pay for those who had no insurance. Hospitals have to care for anyone that shows up in their emergency room. Ppl w/out insurance use the ER as a primary care physician because of that law.

The VA is government run and totally funded by tax money. Obamacare isn't government run and ppl have to pay their own premiums. Actually, Romney invented Obamacare; Romney had a nearly identical program in Massachusetts when he was governor. Why not call it Romneycare?

Of course, there would be less VA problems if we didn't get into two wars that had nothing to do with catching the people who bombed the towers on 911. Why not demand that your senator propose a tax bill to pay for more and better VA staff, equipment, and hospitals? If you want something to happen, man up and pay for it.

And it isn't Conservative to go having useless wars. Even less conservative is not paying for those wars by giving tax cuts.

All your gloom and doom has not one idea to help fix the VA problem, and you seem to have no clue as to what Obamacare is about.

It is a wonderful analogy, the canary in the coal mine, but it isn't reality. The sky isn't falling, Chicken Little. Actually, this Obamacare actually makes ppl get insurance rather than try to get free healthcare. "Free" healthcare costs taxpayers money; Obamacare saves taxpayers money.

People who call themselves 'Conservative' hate Obamacare for one reason: A democrat signed the bill into law.

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