Now this will delight many of my out-of-town VA acquaintances who must travel overnight distances to reach the Charleston VA. I've been a longtime advocate for farming out veteran care to community hospitals.
Much greater convenience for the vet and their families, and reduced expenses for the VA. The biggest hurdle as we see it is the government puts itself first to protect their monopolistic control over this one segment of Americans. Greed, personal careers and non-accountability trump performing up to what's needed in a competitive market. Mouthing care for the veteran is the routine practice while actual concern is not the result. Morality does not have a role.
By Alex Young | South Jersey Times
on February 16, 2015 at 12:00 PM