September 4, 2015

THIS ISN'T STARSHIP TROOPERS:

Vets groups upset with Carson's plan to eliminate VA (Leo Shane III, August 28, 2015, Military Times)

Presidential hopeful Ben Carson's comments suggesting the  Veterans Affairs Department should be eliminated drew quick condemnation from multiple veterans groups, who called the idea short-sighted and ill-informed.

On a national radio show Thursday, Carson said that the country need to re-examine how it cares for veterans but also how to cut back on government bureaucracy.

"There is a lot of stuff we're doing that doesn't make any sense," he said. "We don't need a Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Affairs should be folded in under the Department of Defense."

Carson said he wants to provide all veterans with health savings accounts to pay for private-sector medical care and reserve defense-run veterans clinics for highly specialized care, like traumatic brain injury treatment and limb replacements.

Now just make that health care system universal.
Posted by at September 4, 2015 5:37 PM
  

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