Obama opposes privatization of VA health care

Associated Press

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., speaks to LULAC on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 in Washington. (WDCPIX.COM/Lauren Victoria Burke)

President Barack Obama is opposing suggestions the government privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve health care veterans receive.

In an interview with the Colorado Springs Gazette, the president said his administration has made progress modernizing the VA and providing veterans with more timely health care following criticism over wait times. Privatizing the agency would delay that progress, he said.

The administration came under fire when it was disclosed that secret wait lists were uncovered at a VA health care system in Arizona amid reports that several veterans had died waiting for health care. Government investigations found significant system failures. …

One comment on “Obama opposes privatization of VA health care
  1. Of course he opposes privatization. Then his butt buddies couldn’t get huge bonuses for screwing over the veterans.

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