An excellent column on “Socialized system caused VA issues” [Opinion, June 17] by guest columnist Roger Stark, a health-care policy analyst at the Washington Policy Center, who is also a retired physician. He has very valid points leading to: “There is no reason to duplicate our excellent private health-care system with a cumbersome, costly,…More
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Guest columnist Roger Stark’s criticism of the Veterans Affairs health-care system is, from all I read, legitimate [“VA wait-lists a result of socialized health care,” Opinion, June 16]. However, blaming government-operated “socialized medicine” for the problems at the VA is much too simplistic. The people who run the system cause the problem. Government-run universal health care and universal…More
Let’s put blame where blame is due. The problems with the Veterans Affairs hospitals have been going on for over a decade [“Why the VA delays?” Nation & World, May 30]. In the recent past, the U. S. has engaged in two wars. Funding for the VA hospitals was not increased despite the obvious…More
Not this veteran’s experience I was shocked and dismayed to read the recent article on the Puget Sound Veteran Affairs health system. [“Puget Sound VA health system gets poor reviews for quality,” page one, Sept. 9.] That conflicts with every experience I’ve had at the VA hospital on Beacon Hill. I’ve had a tumor taken off my…More