Saturday, May 24, 2014

Krugman in 2011: The ‘VA Is a Huge Policy Success Story’

Josh Encinias writes at NRO:
In 2011, New York Times columnist and Princeton economist Paul Krugman wrote an article praising the Veterans Health administration, calling the VA a “huge policy success story, which offers important lessons for future health reform. 
Just a few months before Krugman called the VA a “success,” an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at a Pittsburgh vets’ hospital began that ultimately killed at least six veterans between 2011 and 2012. The Pittsburgh VA knew about the outbreak for a year, and they failed to warn patients.
“Yes, this is ’socialized medicine,’” Krugman said of the VA system. “It works, [and] suggests what it will take to solve troubles of U.S. health care more broadly.”

The one thing that Krugman did get right is that the VA healthcare system is ’socialized medicine’. The scary thing is that Obamacare is putting Americans on that same road to socialized medicine. Stay healthy, my friends. The future for healthcare in the U.S. is not good.


  1. It's all by design. They know it won't work and that is irrelevant to them. It's about controlling the livestock. We're in a class war. People better start to become class conscious.

  2. This guy isn't a fool, he's just a complete liar.

  3. Reminds me of : better to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubt!