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The VA: The Government's Ineffective Healthcare System

09/18/2017

The United States is searching for a solution to the healthcare fiasco in Washington, D.C. The American people were promised a full repeal of ObamaCare. However, once in power, the members of Congress threw their central campaign promise to the wayside. The Republican leadership’s inability to come to a consensus is troubling and the deviation from the full repeal is appalling. Republican leadership in the House and Senate actually increased support for ObamaCare among senators and representatives.

The confusion and inability to pass legislation have given the liberal’s single-payer health system more traction. The longer Congress goes without passing a repeal, the more the American people grow impatient. The American people were promised a full repeal of ObamaCare. Now, the American people are faced with ObamaCare repeal failing while the left clamors for a single-payer health care system.

It is difficult to find a government program that runs efficiently. The perfect example of this is the VA. As of September 17th, 2017, The Washington Examiner reported that the VA was only fulfilling half of its medical appointments. This has left thousands to be put on a waiting list for an average of 30 days before seeing a doctor. The government was never supposed to provide healthcare or health insurance for the people, and these are the dangers that it imposes.

With ObamaCare failing, and premiums projected to increase by another 15% by 2018, the American people are tired of the government overstepping its bounds. The insurance agencies are pulling out of the ObamaCare markets. It’s time for the government to release its hold on healthcare and put the responsibility back in the hands of private business. The American people want ObamaCare repealed and they want private competition restored between insurance agencies.