Amongst the health care debate Ray Nothstine offers a good analysis of Verterans Health Care. Nothstine brings a good argument to light for those to consider who are in support of reforming health care. Many supporters of reforming health care look to the health care provided by the Veterans Administration (VA); however as Nothstine is able to demonstrate, the VA health care system is far from perfect. Nothstine also provides real life situations that demonstrate the flaws of the health care system managed by the VA.
Nothstine advises those who want to reform health care and model it after the VA health care system to proceed with caution:
Veterans’ health care has accomplished amazing feats, and many of the health officials and workers who work in that industry do so because of their desire to serve those who served their country. But the government must and should do a better job taking care of veterans, especially those wounded in America’s wars. The government needs to prove it can handle existing obligations before proposing the adoption of any universal government plan. If it cannot handle the challenge of caring for 8 million veterans, how will a government bureaucracy manage a system dealing with 300 million Americans?