Oops! Paul Krugman, Uwe Reinhardt, Nicholas Kristof, RAND Corporation All Praised the Veterans Health Administration
Ben Shapiro (Truth Revolt) has posted a list of recent quotations from leading public intellectuals cheerleading the VHA as a model of a well-functioning health system. Here’s former Enron adviser Paul Krugman in 2011:
Multiple surveys have found the VHA providing better care than most Americans receive, even as the agency has held cost increases well below those facing Medicare and private insurers…the VHA is an integrated system, which provides health care as well as paying for it. So it’s free from the perverse incentives created when doctors and hospitals profit from expensive tests and procedures, whether or not those procedures actually make medical sense.