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    Posted: 10 Jan 2017 at 10:26am
President-elect Donald Trump is evaluating a radical overhaul of veterans health care options even before he finalizes his pick for the next secretary of veterans affairs.

In comments to reporters late Wednesday, a transition official said Trump is considering a “public-private option” that would allow some veterans to get all of their medical care from private-sector physicians, with the government paying the bill.

“It’s one of the options on the table,” the official said. ”Definitely an option on the table to have a system where potentially vets can choose either or, or all private.”
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IF it is designed and implemented realistically and appropriately it could be a great boon to veterans; especially those who do not live close to a VA health care facility.  But, if they try to do it on the cheap and make it unnecessarily complex for both the user and the provider it will fail.  IOW, it would be just another big government boondoggle wasting taxpayers' money.  I really hope they do it right.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GaryKC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jan 2017 at 8:39am
I too hope changes are done right, for some strange reason, can't stop picturing a toddler, in a large oval room, sitting on the floor in a dirty diaper, playing with a loaded 12 gauge. 
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Gary, without conducting a thorough mental status exam I cannot answer your question regarding the disturbing images you are experiencing.  But, if those images continue to plague you I could refer you to a mental health professional in the Kansas City area.  You don't have to continue to suffer — there is help available.

BTW, Trump has picked Dr. David Shulkin, the current Under Secretary for Health for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs as the new VA Secretary.  Generally speaking I would have preferred a thorough house cleaning.  I hope he will do what is necessary to set the VA straight.  No Band-Aids please . . .

Trump's VA pick draws mixed reactions

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2611628/

Donald Trump Announces David Shulkin As VA Secretary
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/christinerousselle/2017/01/11/donald-trump-anounces-david-shulkin-as-va-secretary-n2270040



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Dang Stan, don't know what you're talking about, never wrote nothing, account most likely been hacked by China or a kid sitting in his bedroom.




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Uuuh, suuuure, Gary.  I know what you mean.  It's those doggone kids in their mom's basement at it again.  In fact, they made me do it.  Yeah, that's it ... that's the ticket!  It was a case of ransom, you see.  They wouldn't give my sense of humor back to me until I posted something snarky.  You just happened to be caught in the middle.  Sorry about that . . . Embarrassed Wink Big smile

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Originally posted by GaryKC GaryKC wrote:

Dang Stan, don't know what you're talking about, never wrote nothing, account most likely been hacked by China or a kid sitting in his bedroom.




You know, that old Mencken dude was right on.  Thank goodness the President to which he refers is now out of office after 8 loooooong years of his extreme far left rule.  Perhaps now sanity will prevail.  Capitalism Trumps Socialism every time. Clap Thumbs Up



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