Tag: VA
A Sleeping Watchdog at the VA

VA Accountability Act failing to hold wrongdoers accountable.

Veterans Health Administration Realizes It Should Buy, Not Build Software

Imagine that you learned a government agency built its own office furniture, HVAC, or telephones. Even if there were a massive amount of corruption in government purchasing, it would be remarkable if a bureaucracy could do a better job building than buying. Yet, for decades, the Veterans Health Administration has tried to do that...
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Billions of Dollars Later, Veterans Health Administration Still Failing

Back in July 2014, over at another blog, I described how Congress was preparing to reward the Veterans Health Administration for its failure to ensure veterans get timely, adequate care, with a multi-billion dollar bailout. Because Republicans had taken the majority in both houses of Congress, the bailout was camouflaged as a method of...
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Private-Sector Socialism: What the Right and Left Don’t Understand about Healthcare in Other Countries

There is no topic in healthcare that is more misunderstood than what other countries are doing. At both ends of the political spectrum, the mistake is the same: the belief that other healthcare systems are radically different from our own. They aren’t. Take the United States and Canada. I would say that the healthcare...
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