President Obama has said that, under his health care proposal, all Americans would have access to "Health care that is as good as the health care that I have as a member of Congress." Basically, the gov pays 75% of the insurance costs. http://www.opm.gov/insure/index.aspx
WTF! Why can't we get the same health care as our representatives?
You may be surprised to hear that the VA Outranks Private Sector in Health Care Patient Satisfaction and still costs 2/3rds per patient compared to medicare.
Over its 75-year history, the VA has created "The largest integrated health care system in the world and arguably the best," Nicholson said. Some 237,000 VA professionals provide health care to more than 7.5 million enrollies through 154 hospitals, 860 clinics and 200 veterans centers. These health care facilities are "on the leading edge of technology and safety" as they provide a model for the medical profession, VA Secretary R. James Nicholson.
But, sad to say, Obama and the Democrats are caving in to the far right wingnuts by gutting heath care proposals and for what? To appease Republicans who say they will never vote for any form of reform anyway!