> Medicare may be great, but the VA, in many, many places, truly sucks.
Doug, I like you but same for all. Can I get a source on that?"
Hi Richard, I like you too, but ..... no.
I'm having a discussion, not offering an academic dissertation.
Besides, I mean, c'mon, anyone who's paid attention to the U.S. news in the last decade knows that the VA is not very highly regarded - huge backlogs, substandard care (some contributing to deaths), back in 2011 the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco concluded that the Department of Veterans Affairs’ treatment of mentally-ailing vets was so poor it was unconstitutional. Lots of recent stories about servicemembers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan getting far-too-long-delayed care and benefits from the VA. Just do a google search, there's plenty to find.
I actually think Jennifer was referring to TRICARE, the program that covers the military/military families and military retirees/families. That program is excellent, IMO. Pretty much unbeatable. But that's not run by the VA.