June 3, 2016
Listening to Hillary Clinton put her big-government ideology before the needs of veterans (see video) brings to mind an email exchange I had recently with a correspondent who had questions about privatizing Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Health Administration.
The video is an interview with Libertarian presidential and vice presidential candidates Gary Johnson and Bill Weld into which MSNBC interjected a telephone interview with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton protests (starting at 4:20) that Congress should not privatize the VHA, while Bill Weld, a former two-term Republican governor of Massachusetts, gives one of the best explanations I’ve seen of why it should (10:00).
The email exchange follows the video.
Here’s what my correspondent wrote:
I have been discussing VA reform with a friend. She brought up as counter argument that Kansas (where she lives) “privatized” their Medicare and Medicaid program and made “everything worse.”
Read the full article at Forbes.com: Johnson And Weld Are Right, Clinton Is Wrong: Congress Should Privatize The VA