Recently, Brenda Lenard emphasized the connection between the widening VA scandal and the future of the American people with regards to the Affordable Care Act.
“There are times when we as individuals and we as a society wander into unchartered waters, when we are not quite sure how something is going to turn out with regards to a given policy or initiative…this is not one of those times.”
“Ladies and gentlemen, we are witnessing, in the form of the VA scandal the future of the Affordable Care Act with regards to how governmental bureaucracy will treat and regard the medical treatment of the American people.”
“In an institution whose budget has increased by almost three times since FY 2000, according to Congressional Research Service (CRS), the issue at hand is not an allocation of resources as a pragmatic expression this nation’s commitment to the men and women who proudly served in uniform. Rather it is an issue of zero accountability and the institutional arrogance that has led, essentially, to tenured federal employees deciding who lives and who dies”.
“The question that every man and woman of these United States should be asking themselves right now is this, ‘why are the results and experiences for the civilian population going to be any different under the guise of The Affordable Care Act than they have been for veterans under the VA?’”
She went onto conclude, “If there was ever a time when there was a wake-up call to the future of our security as individuals, as secured by quality healthcare and the effective administration thereof, this is it! What we are seeing in the news today with regards to the VA debacle today is what we will see in the administration of The Affordable Care Act tomorrow.”
Considering herself “a reluctant legislator,”
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