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Special Project | Don’t Sell Out Veterans' Health Care

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Story 1: By Protecting Veterans' Health, You May Protect Your Own * Story 2: The V.A. in the Vanguard of Medical Care * Story 3: Five Questions For: Author Suzanne Gordon on the VA as a 'Model for American Health Care * Story 4: From the Archives | A Band-Aid Approach to Fixing the V.A.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest
Thanks to Evergreene Digest reader/contributor Wayne Hornicek for this contribution.

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Week Ending December 1, 2018 |

 

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Story 1: By Protecting Veterans' Health, You May Protect Your Own, Suzanne Gordon, New York (NY) Times

Nov 10,2018 | I am not a veteran, nor is anyone in my family. But this year, I’m observing Veterans Day by putting a bumper sticker on my car that says “Save Our VA!” The V.H.A.’s successes are the fruit of 100 years of federal expenditures. Let’s hope that a new Congress and, eventually, a different president, will find that investment worthy of protection before it’s too late.

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Story 2: The V.A. in the Vanguard of Medical Care, Suzanne Gordon, New York (NY) Times

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Story 3: Five Questions For: Author Suzanne Gordon on the VA as a 'Model for American Health Care, Alexandra Tempus, the Progressive

Oct14,2018 | “Many liberals and progressives who don’t buy the propaganda about climate, or about education, buy the propaganda about the VA.”

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Story 4: From the Archives | A Band-Aid Approach to Fixing the V.A., Paul R. Pillar, Consortium News

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Despite promises from the Bush-43 administration that the Iraq War would pay for itself, the price tag keeps soaring with the predictable impact on V.A. hospitals struggling to care for wounded warriors. But the political solution has been to make a change at the top.
Veteran Affairs scandal in context

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