Should Disney Run Veterans Affairs?
Did you hear what Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said about the long wait times for patient care at VA hospitals? He actually compared the unacceptable wait times to Disney World, saying "when you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what’s important? What’s important is, what’s your satisfaction with the experience?”
Wow. How could a man whose primary responsibility is caring for our nation's brave military veterans be so callous and tone-deaf?
In the New York Post today, IWV's Hadley Heath Manning posits that American veterans would be much better off if Disney was running the VA, instead of McDonald and the federal government:
As many people have pointed out, if you want an idea of what real government-run health care would look like, look no further than the VA. As Hadley said, our veterans deserve much better than this. All Americans deserve choice and quality in their health care. That's why we need market-based solutions that improve the standard of care received by veterans and everyone else.