V.A. Seeks to Redirect Billions of Dollars Into Private Care – NY Times

Whatever could go wrong with this proposal? Everything. A long time goal of the Koch Brothers and the Libertarian right wing,  the Trump administration seems bent on carrying out this ill advised plan. If you are a vet, and value the notion of being supported for your health costs in the future, you better come out against this now. The proposal shifts money from a low cost federal government model to a high cost, low value private world of care where you will be milked for your savings. This is a recipe for disaster. What might be done to fix the situation? Shift money from military spending to the V.A. It would cost far less. One less fighter would add billions to the V.A. now. No new taxes needed. But I’m not a vet. Ultimately, it’s not my battle. It’s yours. I’ll remind you of a quote from a Republican operative, Grover Nordquist”,”

“Our goal is to shrink government to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub. “