Obama, VA driving vets to suicide
According to a report by Fox News, 76-year old Navy veteran Peter Kaisen killed himself in the parking lot of a VA center in Virginia this past Sunday, after reportedly being turned away for emergency care.
This incident occurred just two years after a massive scandal at the VA revealed that thousands of veterans were not receiving critical care in a timely fashion.
Americans for Limited Government Contributing Editor Natalia Castro explains that virtually every veteran seeking medical attention is unable to get it in a timely manner.
“Ninety-seven percent of VA appointments are still uncompleted within 30 days,” Castro informed. “And veterans many times are completely unable to see primary care doctors.”
She maintains that the breakdown is rooted in the failure of the Obama administration to honor and take care of the veterans who have risked their lives for Americans’ freedom.
“So it’s not just a matter of inaction on the part of the VA, but all the way up the VA Secretary and President Obama, where we see a consistent inaction – even since the scandal broke,” Castro added.
It is argued that just adding competition would give radically different results.
“Because the VA has no competition, they have no incentive to solve the deep-rooted problems within their system,” Castro concludes. “A private sector option would provide that – but that is something that President Obama has brushed off of the table.”
Castro stressed that Americans for Limited Government is impressed with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s 10-point plan that he proposed for fixing the VA.
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