single payer peril
Probe into VA Hospital Deaths Widens
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  • Boritz

    “Griffin has testified that, at first look, the evidence hasn’t shown that long waits caused the deaths at that facility.”

    It wasn’t the wait. It was the cancer | heart disease | fill in the blank. We will never know what the outcome would have been for these (former) patients with timely treatment, and while that’s not good for the (former) patients and their families that’s undoubtedly a good thing for somebody.

    TAI has reported that a majority of people don’t want to repeal ACA and go back to the pre-ACA status-quo. Okay then. This probably isn’t the future of American medicine but an outlier.

  • Andrew Allison

    TAI once again confuses single-payer insurance and government-run healthcare. The two are not necessarily combined (Medicare, for example, with all its faults does not deliver healthcare, it simply pays for it.

  • Pete

    “Shinseki said he placed three officials from the Phoenix facility on administrative leave on the recommendation of the inspector general.”

    Paid leave, no doubt.

    They might not be at much, but the piggies in government do know how to take care of themselves.

  • charlesrwilliams

    The VA is lauded? That’s news to me.

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