The VA is now receiving ~75% more money than they did post WW2 and post Vietnam. Yet they still are begging for more even though those two wars saw far, far more casualties than our ME misadventures.
See table and graph at bottom of link
Veterans Affairs: Historical Budget Authority, FY1940-FY2012
Isn't it time we start looking at what is causing the problems in the VA instead of continuing to blindly throw money at it?
#95 | POSTED BY GOATMAN AT 2014-05-31 11:06 AM | REPLY | FLAG
Funding comparisons from before our entry into WWII to now as a basis to what is appropriate is, well, effing stupid.
Did you consider that the medical technologies have changed from 1940 to now?
Did you consider that despite advances in medical technology, let alone just medical advances in general, have not brought the overall cost of US healthcare down in the present?
... but yet, study after study shows that VA healthcare performs the highest quality, most cost effective care in the country.
The problem is access. And since 2009 more veterans have been granted access into the VA.
Building more hospitals and clinics equals more access for veterans. And if you don't believe any of this, then you should quit your VA benefit so another veteran can take your place.