Why I Oppose Privatization of the VA Hospital

Why I Oppose Privatization of the VA Hospital
Photo by U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. Fifth Fleet via Flickr Creative Commons. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Margaret Keith/Released)

I am a Vietnam veteran.

My reasons [for opposing privatization of the VA Hospital] are because

• the VA provides to veterans who cannot afford healthcare;

• veterans need care from doctors who know what veterans  

   need after participating in the horrors of war;

• veterans desire quality healthcare after being injured from 

   a war;

• veteran issues like PTSD require specialized care;

• the quality of care I get from the VA is far superior than 

   private care; and

• healthcare is a right.

The VA is an example of how healthcare could be administered to everyone and not for profit at the sake of human life.

Eduardo Castro



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