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The VA and Health Care Policy
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Recently liberal commentators have been insisting that the VA system is terrific, and a model for socialized medicine for all. Here, for example, is Ezra Klein asserting that “studies have repeatedly found that non-profit hospitals deliver better care than their for-profit brethren, the VA delivers the best care in the country, and Americans believe medicine shouldn’t be dominated by the quest for profit.”

There are some wonkish counterarguments, but isn’t the latest scandal in veteran’s health care a vivid demolition of the VA-is-great conceit? Perhaps VA hospitals only got high marks in studies done before they had an influx of patients needing actual care.

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