What has the VA ever done for me? On the eve of Congress’ and the Trump Administration’s plans to privatize the VA, many non-veteran American voters may be asking themselves this question. It turns out, the answer is a lot.
Professor Suzanne Gordon, a journalist and expert on the VA, helped us understand what’s at stake. On February 28th she’ll be speaking at the Madison Labor Temple.
Here’s a sample from our interview:
The Veterans Healthcare System is the best healthcare system in the country, and it’s a model for the rest of us. In many ways, the private sector is worse because it isn’t transparent. You can’t discover a lot of things about the private sector that we know about the VA, and the VA is punished for its transparency…We all benefit from the VA. They teach 70% of all American doctors.
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