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June 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM

VA scandal: Private care can reduce travel distance, waits

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,…

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Comments | More in Veterans | Topics: health care, Larry Brickman, VA

June 18, 2014 at 12:04 PM

VA health-care scandal: Stories of “socialized” care

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…

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Comments | More in Veterans | Topics: health care, James Behrend, Roger Stark

September 14, 2013 at 6:55 AM

VA Puget Sound Health Care System gets poor review

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…

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Comments | More in Health care, Seattle | Topics: beacon hill, health care, puget sound