The VA Scandal Proves Obamacare is a Bad Idea

Obamacare is the worst thing to happen to America in decades. With Obamacare, the federal government has taken over 1/6 of the American economy! Billions of dollars that used to be controlled by private interests are now directly funneled through bureaucratic interests.

Why is this a bad thing?

To understand why this is a horrible, terrible, no good situation one only has to look at what is happening in the VA scandal.

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The Veterans Affairs Office is the wing of our government that is supposed to be taking care of our veterans as they come home from war and grow old in peace and good health. Only, that isn’t what the VA has become known for. The VA has become known for waste, corruption and fraud. The VA has become known for working against our veterans in an effort to save the government a few extra dollars.

And the situation has become dire.

veteransobamaThe problems first surfaced in Phoenix, where the wait to receive care at VA facilities had grown so long that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor. As many as 40 veterans reportedly died because they couldn’t get the care they needed. VA administrators tried to cover up the problems by establishing secret waiting lists and falsifying reports.

The scandal has now spread to other veteran facilities. VA employees at an outpatient clinic in Fort Collins, Colo., falsified appointment records to hide the fact that as many as 6,300 veterans treated at the outpatient clinic waited months to be seen for treatment. In Wyoming, whistleblowers have accused officials of manipulating records to hide wait times.

VA officers in San Antonio and Austin, Texas, have been accused of similar efforts to hide long waits. And in Pittsburgh, VA officials are accused of covering up the death of several patients after the water in a VA hospital became infected with bacteria. The officials reportedly tried to hide the information not only from patients and superiors, but even from hospital staff.

So, the best example we have of government-run healthcare in America has long lines, fraudulent waitlists, and has been scandalized by government cover-ups. In other words… it’s a train wreck. The VA is now killing our veterans, then trying to cover up their incompetence and malfeasance. This is a glimpse into our future with Obamacare.

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What should make this all the more disturbing to you is that the VA has a far smaller pool of people to deal with than Obamacare. The VA only has to care for several million people, while Obamacare will seek to cover the healthcare needs of over 315 Million people.

If you think what is happening with the VA right now is bad… you ain’t seen nothing yet. We have to end Obamacare now – before it’s too late. Any alternative to repeal is too terrifying to even consider…

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