Reader not pleased with Affordable Care Act

To the Editor:

For those of you who supported the passing of Obama-Care- Affordable Care Act is an oxymoron- you can now see a vision of the future. Look at the Veteran’s Administration.

In 2013 they were criticized for the delays in the processing of benefits on disability claims for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Veterans were waiting on average 429 days for processing. This year it was reported by CNN that dozens of veterans have died waiting to see doctors.

Why is this happening to our heroes? Although our veterans deserve the very best care and our sincere appreciation for their service they are being treated like third class citizens. If this type of treatment is happening to them it will surely happen to many of us who rely on government funded health care.

In free market capitalism a company is accountable to its customers. If the customers are unhappy they can go elsewhere because there are competitive choices. There are serious consequences when companies lose their reputation in the market.

Where are the consequences when the government makes a mistake? Ask the families of those dead heroes in Benghazi. Ask the families of the dead veterans who waited for doctors and treatment. Wait and see if anyone is held accountable, but don’t hold your breath because when you pass out, if you have Obama-Care, they may leave you laying there.

Wally Hauck

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  • http://Www.theindustryradar.com/ JJNSTANG

    Walt your comments make no sense and have nothing to do with the ACA since private insurers are the ones that we all bought from not the govt.

  • http://vato21stcentury.blogspot.com/ Jim S.

    Don’t talk/write about the VA till You Sacrifice and Fully Fund!!!

    The Country Served that ‘Talks the Talk’, way too much and with symbols, especially the so called conservatives and that includes the veterans within those ranks, but very rarely ‘Walks the Walk’ especially through their representatives, federal and states!!

    TX-19 Congressional Candidate Neal Marchbanks – Veteran: 28 March 2014 – “Congress controls the budget for the VA and it is the fault of Congress that the VA does not have enough employees and that the facilities are too small.”
    Congress, in Veteran Marchbanks statement, are the people served and who representatives work for, or are supposed to!

    Why do Conservatives and much of the Country Attack the VA and it’s dedicated civil servant personal as well as the many needed volunteers!!

    Freedom Isn’t Free, We Paid For It, American Veterans!!
    Reality as to those of us who’ve served:

    They, conservatives, don’t seek a smaller government, that’s never been their goal. They seek a privatized for corporate profit government, with no accountability, regulations, built into what would be corporate run agencies contracted by them, no bid or for campaign contributions, and paid with the peoples treasury. and much more expensive to run and maintain, And we’ve been seeing just what those private contracts have been giving back, think the NSA and the military contractors and the costs for, off the government treasury, they Never mention the private sector, with their huge amounts of corporate cash especially in the executive suites, in the hearings or public displays, that handles similar issues, like hospitals and clinics as they attack VA personal when issues arise. Nor do they try to help the, under funded and especially with our wars, VA in overcoming, the VA does that on their own mostly, and in these past some five years with the help of the Executive branch and it’s Cabinet, and with what is allotted to them through the representatives of the people served!!

    “”26 March 2014 – In U.S., hospital-acquired infections run rampant””
    “”16 April 2014 – Children’s Hospital investigated five patient deaths from deadly fungal disease in 2009″”
    “”Patient slapping at St. Joe’s symptom of persistent problem at U.S. hospitals: bad behavior by docs””

    “12 years also is a long time. We now have a lifetime responsibility to a generation of service members, veterans and their families.” Dr. Jonathan Woodson 11 Sep. 2013: ‘With 9/11 Came Lifetime Responsibility’ {two tax cuts, especially for the wealthy, came with these two recent unpaid for wars, nor the results of, DeJa-Vu all over again from the previous decades and wars from! Ignore the many issues, by those served, no need to fund!}

    Sen. Bernie Sanders told Republicans: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

    “If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too” “not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American.” -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    Where were the ‘offsets’ to federal spending as the rubber stamping, more then the off the books wars with no-bid contracts, was going on and claiming ‘patriotism’ for?

    USN All Shore ’67-’71 GMG3 Vietnam In Country ’70-’71 – Independent*******

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