Supporting Our Troops

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  • 02/23/2007
In the wake of the scandal surrounding third world outpatient care for our troops at Walter Reed comes this riposte from prize winning war correspondent Joe Galloway:

Chris Adams's Feb. 9 report that even by its own measures, the Veterans Administration isn't prepared to give returning veterans the care they need to help them overcome destructive, and sometimes fatal, mental health ailments. Nearly 100 VA clinics provided virtually no mental health care in 2005, Adams found, and the average veteran with psychiatric troubles gets about a third fewer visits with specialists today than he would have received a decade ago.

Here's the Chris Adams piece about the VA system pols want to expand to provide drug benefits for us all.
I want Ron Pollack to be the first one to enroll himself and his family

Mrs Clinton and her followers should be next...
Contrast this with Hillary's bubbly view of the VA -- her shining model for national health care since her last iteration, regional health gulags, crashed and burned...."The VA is leading the way in reducing medical errors, improving patient safety, and delivering high quality care; now this is a lesson about what can be done when we have a plan. A plan that is evidence-based, a plan that uses what we know works, and a system that we can actually get to respond to that evidence-based planning. The other thing the VA has done to keep costs down is negotiate for drug prices with the drug companies."

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