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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGJOtiffyRw

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…

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing. He's also the managing editor at Eaglerising.com, Constitution.com and the managing partner at iPatriot.com. You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

  • RangerRick

    To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature:

    It is now official that the majority of you are corrupt politicians:

    a.. The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

    b.. Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

    c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

    d.. War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more. Stolen and given to the Federal Reserve, for the debt Congress spent. {interest payments}

    e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

    f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

    g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You have had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

    You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats, while overspending our tax dollars.

    AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??

  • obozo-care is wealth redistribution at its core it steals from the average working class member of society and gives to the government for a trickled down economic boost to the lazy freeloaders. The sheeple that voted for this fraud of a “president” will soon enough realize that they are in for a HUGE lose of their freedom under this insult to America…. Have you noticed that the liar in chief has refused to comment on the V.A. issue?….. How many in the media and the little sheeple that cling to obozo will continue to back him up when he states that he knew nothing about the issues facing our Vet’s? obozo is a disgrace to mankind!

    • Chuck Rogers II

      Any time you award bonuses to folks based on reports that can easily be manipulated you invite corruption. Not saying the system is bad but the folks running it are greedy political types.
      The only reason the Occupier is showing anger was because they got caught. and it makes hime look bad.

    • Jan123456
      • John

        Jan123456… I presume your question to “[email protected]” was what in the F*** is he doing to help,instead of just complaining and making wise azz comments! My outrage is that I call & write my senators and congressman [not everyday] but at least 2 times a week. Evidently that is enough,since one of them [his secretary] said in a joking manner,that they were starting to wish I lived in another state,just anywhere that they didn’t have any contact with me! She was nice about it,as was I. Then I ask if they heard from very many other people and she said yes, a few, but they aren’t known by their first name all over the offices! I took this as a compliment and will continue to do as I have in the past! It’s my job, my responsibility not just as a citizen,but as an American Patriot! Other than the murders,giving the enemy weapons etc. most of what obozo has done,can be undone in a short amount of time! A lot of that crap he has penned in,can be penned out as well! We have to find some congressmen/women with some guts to get this show on the road!

        • Jan123456

          While I congratulate you for your persistence in contacting your elected representatives, I have to believe that people like you and me (average constituents) will never get the ear of our Senator or Representative because we don’t have enough money to donate to campaigns. If we had standing in, for example, Americans for Prosperity, Goldman Sachs or AT&T, our calls would get put right through.

          That being said, my point was that so many posters here seem to believe that things like Benghazi or Fast and Furious or the VA only occur because Obama is the President. Where was the outrage when the conditions at Walter Reed hospital was revealed in 2007? (see the link I posted) Where is the outrage (much less countess congressional hearings) when we had 63 dead Americans at the Beirut Embassy bombing in 1983? Where is the outrage over Iran-Contra? Do you hold the presidents in office at those times in as poor regard as you do the current one?

  • jdbixii

    Forty years ago, the VA had a reputation for being the testing ground for many doctors of foreign birth. This did not engender trust which is essential in a doctor-patient relationship. The policies which have committed American soldiers to combat over the last 50 years have been so divisive and controversial that they have prolonged, beyond any reasonable expectation, the length of conflict and compounded the risk and incidence of trauma, injury and death by multiple tours of duty. What ever happened to the will and ability to win??? They went out with a nation divided against itself and politicians who have taken advantage of that simple fact.

  • cdegler1

    What more proof does Obama need to see that Obamacare will not work. How can they stand by and let our people that fought for us die for trying to make this health care work. It doesn’t and how many people have to die or not cared for do they have to stand by and let happen?

    • ken.

      obama knows it won’t work, thats the plan.

  • sanman99

    OBAMA- Lying, muslim, treasonous POS.

  • John

    Everything he says or does is a bad idea! Then he stomps off like a little school kid when he doesn’t get his way! You people[you know who you are] that voted for this,I hope you get Ill and no doctor will treat you! It’s the least you can do for us REAL AMERICANS!

  • Carol Skelton

    Finally!!! Someone who gets it!!! Thank you to the author. Have been saying since obamacareless rammed thru that if people want to know just how well it will NOT work, take a look at the VA Healthcare system. It has been a mess for some time. The Vets know, yet they were ignored. NOW, people are starting to listen. We have to get the VA system fixed before another Veteran dies needlessly. While fixing the VA system, stop obamacareless. Once the VA system is fixed, then we can fix the other disaster.

  • janis mcdonald

    The VA scandal didn’t start with Obamacare (this is not to say that Obamacare isn’t just making it worse — more “medical professionals” than ever feeding at the trough of “affordable” healthcare).
    The VA’s treatment of veterans has been a scandal since Viet Nam — the beginning of a time that going to war and being seriously injured no longer meant “likely death” — since battlefield medical care was being done more capably than in prior wars.
    Maybe we should start considering actually thinking it through before throwing more men and women into these ongoing “skirmishes” that for the most part are none of our business.

    • Rosie46

      No one is saying it started with Obamacare –the point they are making is this is how Obamacare will end up. It also did not start under his watch, but it was disclosed and reported under his watch and he has done nothing. This was first reported (maybe sooner) in 2008 and he took office in January 2009, so has had time to start implementing solutions. He has not done that, so to claim (again) that he reads about these messes in the newspaper has no credibilty any longer. If he is that dumb and out-of-touch, he should just resign.

  • Gene Stone

    So, Obama is “madder than hell” at the way the VA is being ran, huh? That skull-faced sock-monkey eared idiot needs to take a VERY close look at the way he’s running, and ruining, America with ObamaCare, another Govt-ran fiasco. And he didn’t know how bad it was for our veterans until he heard it on the news?????? BULLS..T!!!!!! He never knows what’s going on until he hears it on the news. IRS, Fast and Furious, NSA, for a start. He’s so out of touch, he probably watches CNN to find out what Biden’s doing.

    • Carol Skelton

      Problem is, he does not care.

      • ken.

        actually obama does care,…. about destroying america and killing off all american patriots!

    • seeymour kleerly

      Turn off Conservative media, you’re crazy!

      • Webb

        No….Lets Turn Off, Obama Instead! Crazy,Equals= Obama!

    • DetroitDom

      Gene, it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one that notices how everything bad that happens under his watch, this idiot finds out in the news just like the public.

      Either his staff doesn’t inform him or he’s lying – hhmmmm . . . . anyone want to take a guess which one it is? No matter, it’s Bush’s fault.

      • Tony Donaldson

        His staff are running for cover. They just get a pay check. They are ghosts. Valerie Jarrett runs the place. She and she alone makes policy in the white house. She has extortion down to a fine art. Hang her first and the whole web falls apart. Mama spider weaves her tangled web of lies and deceit.

    • Tony Donaldson

      He runs a good dog and pony show. Too bad people are dying and getting murdered. What else will pop up between now a November? Have all the democrats started committing suicide yet? I’m waiting for that shoe to drop. Let them drown in their own guilt.

  • pdh42

    This is what we will all have to go through with Nobamacare. We can thank the low information voters for all of this and the RINOs who call themselves republicans.

  • seeymour kleerly

    So now ObamaCare is worse for America than the Iraq War!! Holy Shi’ite!

    • Maria castro

      Just wait…and you shall live the nightmare.

      • pthor

        She won’t live the nightmare, she’ll be enjoying all the “free stuff”…

    • Bruce A. Frank

      Several reasons. Soldiers are a volunteer force and at worst only a few hundred thousand suffered that event. Soldiers thought they were doing their duty and the purpose was clear. (until, again, the politicians took over the operation)

      Obamacare is the forced imposition of a bastardized medical system. 300,000,000 of us have been press-ganged into this abomination and, to add insult to injury, we are, by threat of imprisonment, forced to pay for the “privilege!” (on this one, the politicians had their wang in it from the start)

      And in the long run, Obamacare has virtually nothing about it increasing medical care availability. It is the tool by which Government will/does insinuate itself in our every day life and with that power, unravel the fabric of out Republic, the Constitution that created it, and eliminate the liberty and freedom engendered in it.

      It is not ObamaCARE, it is Obamacide! Research how Hitler used similar “health care” laws to gain full control over the German citizens. In our case the object is not to lead us into a war of conquest, but to collapse representative government and the economy to bring the US to our knees, making us ripe for domination, if not actual invasion.

      • seeymour kleerly

        The poor soldiers were told by Bush and Fox news that Sadam was involved in the 9/11 attacks and could NUKE us!

        • bytheway4

          see, you sound like an idiot, best to stay quite.

  • antiliberalcryptonite

    The Antichrist-In-Chief, sent by the devil to destroy America. On schedule so far.

  • Maria castro

    Don’t worry, they have already made the necessary corrections the parts for the recalls on the HHR will not be ready “maybe” until October, that way they hope we die in a crash, one less for obamahell and they save money as they don’t have to fix the cars.

  • mari

    “I’s hads all I’s can standz and I can’t standz no more” Popeye

  • Jarhead

    Have made this connection for years……..We have had Federal Health Care since it was given to Native American Indians and to our Disabled Military Vets. Both are failures. And adding over 200 million more patients with The Affordable (HaHa) Health Act is NOT going to improve the poor medical services that our disabled American Warriors now receive. ObamaCARE must be destroyed, defunded, or revoked and FAST!

    • Washington22

      Agreed, this VET health care is a mantra that we conservatives need to embrace with comparisisons to future Obastardcare. It is the example of a lifetime……… It is exactly how Obastardcare will work. If Americans are too stupid to see this, I don’t know what to tell you……….It is right in front of our face. Obastardcare won’t be any better than the Vets Administration care.

    • Tony Donaldson

      I second that!

  • colsooonscoorner

    You can bet if you don’t have the same political philosophy you’ll end up last on the list. Wonderful future.

  • Brabado

    Impeach Obama, all our problems and miseries will go away, and our Nation saved from the Abyss.
    He was never qualified to be President, and the last 6 years, more than proves it!

    IN GOD WE TRUST TO GET US OUT OF THIS MESS…

    • pthor

      Impeaching him would be useless, just like when Clinton was impeached! He should be hanged on the front lawn for treason & piled up with the rest of the traitors …

  • Webb

    REMEMBER,The Empty Chair……Obama Where Are You, The VA’s Falling Apart And As Usual YOU are Vacant From The W/H…..On Fund Raisers OR Golfing! These Vets Have Covered Your Butt, Along With The Rest Of America,They Are Deserving Of The Highet Care. Or As Most Believe…All We Get From YOU is Lip Service!

    • Washington22

      Yes, Webb, the empty chair…….BRILLIANT, Eastwood rocks………….Thank God he’s on our side because he’s priceless.

  • hayrake

    Holistic medicines may not be the greatest, but we’d all better start learning about them because we’re sure going to need them.

  • pthor

    As if we need this latest scandal to show the giant holes in Obumblecare? It’s a disaster from start to finish, even the government opted out of it!!!

  • Rosie46

    Britt Hume is wrong. Medicare is not free — we paid into it for decades before retiring and we still pay premiums, which go up substantially if you draw a little more from your retirement. Plus if your income goes up they assess a penalty (prescription coverage) even if you do not have it, nor have ever had it. This is assessed by the IRS — try to get resolution when you have Medicare and the IRS involved in this.

    • pthor

      Right, nothing is “Free” ! And if the government is involved, it’s even less free!

    • TAM44

      Yes you’re right on the spot as I heard that false statement too. I’m retired and have to write a separate check to medicare every month. I started paying in 1965 and I’m still paying so it’s damn sure not free as britt hume said. Social security is not free as I have paid into that too.

      • Rosie46

        But we always hear “SS is running out of money.” Has welfare ever run out of money, or medicaid? And we wonder why people don’t get it.

        • bytheway4

          SSis running out because our gov’t is giving SS to all older illegals, it has been on TV, Ilegals have never paid a dime into it. and they recieve a lot more than do,. God, help us, give us our America back.

          • Rosie46

            Amen, because the enemy of our country is inhabited by evil and is destroying us day-by-day.

  • pthor

    They designed it to fail! The commies have all said that they want the Single Payer System & that’s the future of this failed law!

    • Bruce A. Frank

      And the VA is the model of single payer!

      • pthor

        Yes it is, and the government will do nothing but throw money at it as a “fix” ! Government can’t run ANY business effectively, when you are using other peoples money there is no care because~ there is no risk…

  • Charlie

    Government involvement can turn a good dream into a nightmare.
    Government involvement can take a well run business and trash said business with regulation.
    Government can break laws of the land then act like we are the government and can do as we like.
    Who is government ? Answer corrupt people calling themselves politicians acting like leaders when actually they are in our country servants in servitude to the people of our country.

  • snowyriver

    Anyone that thinks the government will make your life better should ask any American Indian if this works or is truthful

  • James

    This makes a good point. Just look at the shoddy treatment our Veterans are getting. What would make you think that the common citizen would get any better?

    • Tony Donaldson

      Neuter the military. Kill off the returning vets. Make sure retired vets are called crazy so they can’t own guns, Who will be left to fight? The bitch slapping homosexual?

  • TAM44

    Veterans gets treated like crap while obama continues to lie and cheat them out of what they have earned. Our military fights for our rights and obama treats them as just bumps in the road and it’s sickening to know this liar is in our white house, he belongs in a federal prison alone with killery and eric holder.

    • chris

      How true TAM44. This so called president every time some one will ask him about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Obama-care. All he and Carney can say is he doesn’t know anything about it, or it isn’t true. What does he know? Except to destroy our country.

      • TAM44

        Seems to me the DEMONCRATS are all in to make sure obama reaches his goal of destroying this country.

        • Tony Donaldson

          They have no future without a big government. They need it for a shoulder to cry on. To get food and money from. It’s their Good ole rich Uncle Sam.

    • grafra102

      @TAM44:disqus You may think so, but I get “GREAT CARE FROM THE VA” I have had 2 cancer surgeries and a lft knee replacement In am doing great. These VETS are “WHINNY” And you need to go to the proper sourses complain
      . If you do not know the you are “STUPID”!!!

  • ChalmetiaBoy

    ….. what you conservatives expected something different?

  • Zuela98

    FYI folks VA health care has shown it needs improvement long long long before Obama care. It is sad it took war on two fronts to make the improvements they have made. It still needs some major improvement. Vets deserve better.

  • EddieBop

    Mr. Coca…. Are you aware of the fact that according to an independent patient satisfaction survey in 2013, the VA scored 93%? Higher, in fact, than virtually all private sector hospitals. And are you aware of the fact that since 2009, the VA budget has increased 58% (under Obama)? I’m just wondering why you wouldn’t include that very valuable information. I know you hate Obamacare (and despise Obama), but how do you justify a comparison between the VA, which you accurately point out is a socialist program, and Obamacare, which is not? I’m sure you know the difference, but just in case; The government owns and operates the VA programs, and the doctors, nurses, and all other personnel work for the VA. Some of the hospitals and clinics within the VA healthcare system are located at universities or other non-profit hospitals, where they’re under contract to the VA. However, all of the insurers, facilities, and personnel who are in the private sector are not employed by the government. In fact, Obamacare, no matter how you try to twist it and hate it, is not “socialist.” Finally, those VA administrators in Phoenix and elsewhere who chose to cover up their own criminality should go to jail.

    • Tony Donaldson

      The VA administrators get their orders from some one. Incompetent criminals at that. They got caught. Now could they not? People died supposedly under their care. The families of the dead get a little PO’ed when a family member dies and no answer is given as to why. The blood of patriots is on VA hands. Life in prison would be too little to ask for them. It’s par for the coarse for this thug administration. They are all getting away with MURDER. Do we have to become murderers ourselves to stop these people? FYI The government will never fulfill a promise, contract for the military. They change the rules every other year so the soldiers get shafted. Most politicians have never served in the military. Much less retired from it. They are a guilty lot of SOB’s. Now comes the: “I didn’t know” Stage of what they see as a denial game. Let’s see what other departments are having their own way while Rome burns. This is the way Obamacare will be and is running. Believe it. We’re seeing it happen. Kill it before it grows. Kill it now.

    • curmudgeon VN Veteran

      Apparently you like the vast majority of liberals, prigs, democRATs and Communists are NOT a veteran!

      • EddieBop

        Actually, I am a veteran of Viet Nam, but even if I weren’t, it’s clear that you should get on some medication before your head explodes.

        • bytheway4

          eddie, the liar, do you take lessons from obama?

          • EddieBop

            Hurry…..get some rags to stuff into every one of your orifices before your few remaining brain cells dribble out. It may be too late already.

          • bytheway4

            Poor Eddie, he hates America so much, and it’s time to get a hearing test and to get new glasses,. you are one sick dude.

  • ABBAsFernando

    What it PROVES is the VILE LIBERAL SCUM running the VA system are the ENEMY WITHIN attacking We the People.

    Isaiah speaks to them over two thousand five hundred years ago:

    Isaiah 32:5-8

    King James Version (KJV)

    5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful.

    6 For the vile person will speak villany, and his heart will work iniquity, to practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against the Lord, to make empty the soul of the hungry, and he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

    7 The instruments also of the churl are evil: he deviseth wicked devices to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right.

    8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.

    VILE LIBERAL SCUM run the VA system and they have clearly been caught red handed doing this for MONEY.

    A Churl is a Miser. Today’s bankers fit this profile.

    To be fair, LIBERALS everywhere are COMMUNIST AGENTS speaking villany, work iniquity, practice hypocrisy, and utter error against the Lord Jesus Christ. The VA system is not the only place they infest.

  • adrianvance

    Ir is amazing how many times our people need to learn the same lesson to get it.

    Come see us at The Two Minute Conservative via Google or at
    adrianvance.blogspot.com and you will be well armed to deal with
    liberals.

  • Ednar

    Knew this in 2007.

    Glad I never voted for this muslim miscreant marxist masquerading as the messiah.

    The charismatic narcissist prevaricator calling himself: “EYE CANDY” on the VIEW hours after four Americans were killed in Benghazi!

    To this day … nobody can verify his whereabouts during those fatal moments of these four men.

    He is the only man who has ever “CROTCH SALUTED” Old Glory then get elected NOT by the “content of his character” …. but by the color of his skin.

    • William M Durham

      Hey guy his on spokesman said that he was in the situation room the whole time and obama wa s not there but in the residence staying in touch.Thats what he said and explained before he realized what he had said trying to defend himself first, so one of obamas own outed him, more than likely getting his basket ball pool ready or something important like that.

      • bytheway4

        obama was in the room watching it, then called the stand down and went to bed. It was on TV, he DID watch it.

  • Bob

    why isn’t Minneapolis MN and Indianapolis, IN on the list yet?
    I know of people they KILLED!! I’m sure other folks know of others killed their also.

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