Sometimes I wonder just how much the government doesn't get it:
White House to vets: VA health care safe from reform
In a last-minute effort to calm the nerves of skeptical military veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday night that its health care system would remain untouched by ongoing reform efforts.
It's hard to tell if they're just trying to ease worries that this boondoggle won't hurt veterans too, or if they really think it sounds wonderful that the current VA boondoggle won't be fixed.
That's not to say that this bill does much more than fix some populist insurance issues while leaving all of the problematic government and private systems and cost nightmares for most of America overwhelmingly unaddressed. People want health care reform, not some bill that fixes some tangential issues that just has "health care reform" in the title. It's getting surreal.
For more posts on this disingenuous health care "reform" campaign that does little and leaves us with pretty much the same shockingly expensive and fubar'd system we had to start with:
Pelosi says we have to pass it to find out what's in it, but the big problem is we already know what's not in it: PeLOLsi at it again...
Who is really getting insurance campaign dollars lately and does it really matter?: Following the Money
Democratic Party claims of what their bills do: Factcheck: Repubs Wrong... ...because Dems are too.
Claims that Republicans have no proposals: GOP Health Plan Exists...
Republican's and Democrat's false claims: Summit: Peak of Inaction
What's really driving up health care costs: Summit Addendum
Older criticism of the rush leaving possible consequences on disabled veterans as an afterthought in the reform push: Stop the Rush: Fix the Bill
A breakdown of who really comprise the uninsured versus those without coverage: Who are the uninsured?
And plenty of other health care related posts on topics ranging from disappointment that current health care programs are going unfixed and possibly expanded, hypocrisy over protests and tactics, endless rants about the VA failing disabled veterans, etc.