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Friday, March 09, 2007

When facts just get in the way

Of all the delightful idiocy that has come out of the right wing-nuts in the wake of the revelations of how badly the Bush Administration has treated the veterans they pretend to care about, nothing quit compares with Michelle Malkin's statement that the appalling conditions at Walter Reed prove that state run healthcare can not work. Wow. When reality gives you lemons, make lemonade.

What I love most about this lunacy is that Bush appointed a free-market economist and a former insurance industry executive to run the Veterans Hospitals. They immediately set about running the VA hospitals like an HMO, denying care and benefits, pinching pennies everywhere possible and reduced costs throughout the system. Voila! They ran the VA hospitals like a privately owned HMO.

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