View Poll Results: The VA should be eliminated because it's Socialized Medicine which is Evil

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Thread: Socialized Medicine is Evil, therefore the VA should be eliminated

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    Re: Socialized Medicine is Evil, therefore the VA should be eliminated

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    See, it's like workers comp for workplace injuries.

    In a way.

    Or employer-provided healthcare.

    Are those evil?
    The employees waving machine guns around demanding the unearned benefit?

    No?

    Then they're not as evil as socialism.

    Remember, socialism is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of millions of people in the 20th Century.

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    Re: Socialized Medicine is Evil, therefore the VA should be eliminated

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    No, I understand. I might use the VA when I retire, if I need to. I understand that it's not a socialized system, but I was simply pointing out many, many posts ago that it's a government-run program, which it is.

    It's a social program for a specific group of people (me included). Is it not?

    Just like the elderly are eligible for Medicare.
    Okay, you want to pretend you're incapable of understanding the difference between an earned benefit and unearned stolen wealth.

    I'm not wasting any more time with this wilfully ignorant person.

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    Re: Socialized Medicine is Evil, therefore the VA should be eliminated

    I don't believe socialized medicine is evil......I believe it just does not work......
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Socialized Medicine is Evil, therefore the VA should be eliminated

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I don't believe socialized medicine is evil......I believe it just does not work......
    Do you go to the VA? Or Fort Lewis/McChord? Just curious.

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    Re: Socialized Medicine is Evil, therefore the VA should be eliminated

    A little advice for veterans who want to use the VA when they get out........You better have a documented service connected disability otherwise there is a chance you won't be seen.......If you do have a SCD you will get head of the line priveleges........The VA hospitals are way over worked....I know this for a fact because I have a SCD, a herniated disc......
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    Re: Socialized Medicine is Evil, therefore the VA should be eliminated

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    A little advice for veterans who want to use the VA when they get out........You better have a documented service connected disability otherwise there is a chance you won't be seen.......If you do have a SCD you will get head of the line priveleges........The VA hospitals are way over worked....I know this for a fact because I have a SCD, a herniated disc......
    Exactly. We make sure and get our retirees to the VA early to get their disabilities documented before they are out. Most guys I know have gotten at least 30% for a myriad of things; like you, back injuries is what I see often.

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    Re: Socialized Medicine is Evil, therefore the VA should be eliminated

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    Do you go to the VA? Or Fort Lewis/McChord? Just curious.
    We have a Naval Hospital in Bremerton that I go to......I am on a medical program called Tricare Plus.....If you have a problem they can't handle they will farm you out to Medicare or send you to Madigan Army Hospital at Fort Lewis.......

    On a side note.....My wife had Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer a few years ago and Madigan took care of the whole thing....I got a FYI bill in the mail for $240,000...I paid $110.00.......
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    Re: Socialized Medicine is Evil, therefore the VA should be eliminated

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    We have a Naval Hospital in Bremerton that I go to......I am on a medical program called Tricare Plus.....If you have a problem they can't handle they will farm you out to Medicare or send you to Madigan Army Hospital at Fort Lewis.......
    Does the Tricare system and Medicare work pretty well together? Or are there regular gliches in coverage issues?

    On a side note.....My wife had Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer a few years ago and Madigan took care of the whole thing....I got a FYI bill in the mail for $240,000...I paid $110.00.......
    Same with my wife (cervical) after the birth of my first son...I paid like $80. Pretty good deal.
    Last edited by kansaswhig; 02-23-10 at 06:42 PM.

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    Re: Socialized Medicine is Evil, therefore the VA should be eliminated

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    Does the Tricare system and Medicare work pretty well together? Or are there regular gliches in coverage issues?



    Same with my wife (cervical) after the birth of my first son...I paid like $80. Pretty good deal.

    1. Yeah it reakky does here......I don't know about other places though..

    2. that bill scared the hell out of me when I first opened it but it had FYI only all over it.

    Ny wife was in the hospital for a week and I stayed at a Fisher House.....Those places are a gift from God.........
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    Re: Socialized Medicine is Evil, therefore the VA should be eliminated

    Socialized medicine is only as evil as the government that runs it. I support a public option, but I don't trust the Democrats with it and I don't like their healthcare proposal.

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