Looks as though the concerns of VA benefits being cut may be premature as President Obama released his plans today for an impressive increase in VA healthcare benefits and expansion of the system...
I suppose I'm encouraged that the VA will finally be removed from the chopping block, where it seems to be found every year. On the other hand, celebration of the move may be premature as this may be a move to sell Universal Healthcare to all Americans
VA healthcare has been lacking since its inception, so the bar for improvement is set pretty low by this move. Anything is an improvement. The real question is whether or not the rest of the country will appreciate a system that 'could be as bad as VA Healthcare'.
I'm actually a fan of universal healthcare - but I don't want it run by my government. Instead, I'd like to see healthcare companies have to compete for our money... and then keep us as customers and keep rates intact regardless of what job we find next or even whether we move to start our own business.