Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who drafted the bill with Sanders, called the bill “a beginning — not an end — to the efforts that must be taken” to address the crisis affecting veterans’ health care…. The Senate bill, like the House measure approved Tuesday, would let veterans facing long delays for appointments or living more than 40 miles from a VA facility choose to get care from non-agency providers for the next two years. Some veterans already get outside care, but the process is cumbersome and riddled with delays, veterans and their advocates say. SOURCE: Senate backs bill to improve health care for vets – Yahoo News.
It looks like Obamacare, that is universal healthcare is alive and healthy for at least a certain population of us. As the article above says money is not the problem with the VA, they have all they need as part of our bloated defense budget. What they need is sound responsibility and the Medicare system can provide a large measure of that.
It is nice to know that something in the healthcare field can pass congress so easily. As long as we put it in different clothes it does fine.