Stray Voltage: Urban Warfare and the VA

Austin Bay looks at urban warfare in his post on “Mosul and Urban Warfare.”

Blogging lesson learned: if one wishes to blog about a tweetstorm, either post right away or use screen captures. Mr. X tweetstormed an interesting take on reforming the US military. The primary theme was unity with egalitarianism. The US military as the People’s Liberation Army (circa Mao’s era of no ranks)? With a new Space Corps under weigh and a Cyber Corps within the next 5 years, is dispersing resources a good thing, or just necessary due to the poor stewardship of the last 8 years?

The VA plans to provide emergency care to veterans who have other than honorable discharges. Just don’t send them to New Hampshire’s VA Medical Center. If I had a say, every American who wants single-payer, government-provided healthcare should be required to be a patient of the VA for 5 years.

About DaveO

Retired soldier, micro-farmer, raconteur and pet owner from the great state of Oklahoma. Wandered in as a frequent commenter and have been enjoying blogging ever since.
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3 Responses to Stray Voltage: Urban Warfare and the VA

  1. vmijpp says:

    “If I had a say, every American who wants single-payer, government-provided healthcare should be required to be a patient of the VA for 5 years.”

    Good point.

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  2. burkemblog says:

    Medicare is a single-payer, government-provided healthcare program. Most of its users are pretty happy with it. TRICARE is, too. I think part of the VA’s many problems stem from trying to do too much in-house, and provide a vast array of different services–few hospital chains do long-term domiciliary care like the VA; in addition, fixed veteran-only facilities may or may not be located in areas where veterans are, whereas TRICARE is highly portable and covers people wherever they are, by and large. Veteran groups pressure the VA to expand in-house care; Concerned Veterans of America, funded by the Koch Brothers, see privatizing the VA as the answer, which won’t solve all the VA’s problems.

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    • DaveO says:

      Medicare doesn’t work as advertised. Otherwise there wouldn’t be requirements for insurance, IHS, Tri-to-get-care, the VA, Medicaid, and a host of other welfare programs. The single payer is you, and for healthcarr on issues that lead to the end of life, the joke is on you.

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