I'm a Registered Nurse ( mostly Operating Room ). THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE LAW HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE VA HEALTH SYSTEM. The real problem is that the "do nothing congress " refuses to support education. We need to offer very low interest rates for those wanting to go into the medical field and into nursing. If we give a free quality education in order to train new doctors and nurses and pay them better and require them to stay in the milllitary for 4 yrs after...thousands would go into the millitary.Thus giving more care and most importantly better care. These low interest school loans would also allow thousands to go in the medical field and become civilian doctors and nurses.
We rank around 33 in the world in quality health care. We do rank high in the world in Trauma care," but the problem with this ..most health care is not trauma related. However in the millitary a lot of health care is trauma related, either directly, or indirectly. There are some VA hospitals that are state of the art, but most are old and outdated and very underfunded and understaffed. WHY....SIMPLY BECAUSE THE DO NOTHING CONGRESS JUST LOVES TO TELL THEIR BASE HOW MUCH THEY LOVE OUR SOLDIERS, BUT THE TRUTH IS THEY REALLY DON'T CARE, OR WE WOULDN'T HAVE MANY VA HOSPITALS WITH SECRET LISTS OF SOLDIERS WAITING FOR HEALTH CARE. THE PROBLEM ISN'T THE VA..IT ALL COMES BACK TO THE DO NOTHING CONGRESS.
Let's get this out front and straight...The US Health care system is not the best in the world. Is the least effective and the most expensive because we stupidly allow the greedy insurance companies to rob us everyday and give very little in return. We treat disease and illnesses, instead of preventing them. This makes it most profitable for big insurance and big pharma. They really want you sick and unhealthy, so they can make money off of you..You are a mere commodity for them.
Why does anyone in this country think we all, each and everyone of us, don't deserve quality health care, Why do the dummies in this country think we don't deserve clean air to breath and drink clean water that is not laden with toxic chemicals. Why do dummies in this country support and vote for greddy politicians that keep telling you that the stockholders and owners of the companies deserve to make billions of dollars to pollute and ruin this earth, while you get sick, can't breath, or die from cancer caused by chemicals in our water, air and food.
What is worng with you people. You vote and support against your own best interest. I'm not afraid of foreign terrorists, but I am afraid of corporate and Washington DC terrorist who are fast stealing away our health, clean air, clean water and food that is not toxic. They are bought and paid for by big business.
Just to clear this up for the undereducated on current events.. the Affordable Health Care is not a government insurance plan. Every company that is signed up to offer insurance is a private insurance company. The Affordable health care set's up guide lines tha the insurance companies have to follow in order to be a part of the Health Care Act. The biggest and the best is .........no insurance company can refuse to pay for any of your health care because of the amount it cost and many other health benefits that would help to keep you on a healthy path.