The VA has had some problems which have gotten a lot of publicity, but I think it is no worse, and possibly better than the medical care nonvets get.
Sounds great until you extrapolate costs from the VA (which often isn't even a terribly large percentage of most veteran's health care costs) to every US citizen
Option 3a: You enjoy pointing out what you consider inconsistent beliefs.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
That slight adjustment you're talking about before it's applied to the whole country? That's the elimination of the part that makes the VA so bad, the government control.
Y'all should stop looking to government to fix problems the government has caused. Y'all should start seeing that the government is the problem, not the solution for practically every problem facing the US that doesn't involve warfare.
And why would a veteran deserve extended healthcare over a normal citizen, they get paid a wage. Let it come out of their wages.