Ocasio-Cortez Comes Out Against VA Reform: ‘If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It’

WFB: Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) dismissed efforts to reform the scandal-plagued healthcare system at the Department of Veterans Affairs, arguing the system provides the “highest quality of care” to veterans and plans to fix it are designed to maximize profits, not help veterans.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a New York City town hall last week. “The idea that this thing that isn’t broken, this thing that provides the highest quality care to our veterans somehow needs to be fixed, optimized, tinkered with until you don’t even recognize it anymore.”

“Here’s the thing, they are trying to fix it, but who are they trying to fix it for is the question we’ve got to ask” she continued. “They’re trying to fix the VA for pharmaceutical companies, they’re trying to fix the VA for insurance corporations, and ultimately they’re trying to fix the VA for a for-profit healthcare industry that does not put people or veterans first.”

“We have a responsibility to protect it, because if it is any community that deserves Cadillac first-class health care in the United States of America it is our military service members,” she said.

The failures of the VA system became headline news in 2014 when at least 40 veterans died due to delays in care, and whistleblowers revealed that agency officials were destroying evidence to hide the long wait times veterans faced.  more

20 Comments on Ocasio-Cortez Comes Out Against VA Reform: ‘If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It’

  1. I hope that bar she was working at is holding open her job because she’s going to need it in a year and a half. The GOP in her district has got to be looking hard for a good candidate to run against her. Hell, even her own district party is likely looking for a candidate to beat her in nomination fight.




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  2. You can’t fix stupid. I wonder if her medic-alert bracelet says, “Broke beyond repair.” Hopefully it says, “Do not resuscitate.”




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  3. I am trying to get over the urge to type “OMG” over and over again. Man, the stupid on this one is unbelievable.




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  4. Billions for Green, pennies for Vets.

    She doesn’t know how to win friends. She’s decided, I think, that there are very few veterans in her constituency. So, she concludes she can brush them off.




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  5. The Justice Democrats are AOC’s handlers…everything that comes out of her moronic “acting on cue” mouth is supplied by this subversive organization. They speak to an “America for all” (whatever the hell that means, although we can venture a guess), but in reality they want to destroy America with Socialism. This group is very dangerous to our Constitutional Republic…putting quite a few into office during the Mid-Terms…they are gunning for 100% takeover.

    The galactically stupid AOC was one of their casting call Manchurian infil-traitor’s, which is why she can’t find reality with a map and a flashlight. She needs to be ignored but closely watched.




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  6. Imagine how fast things would change if Congress got their health care at the VA (incognito) and veterans got the kind of health care those in Congress get.




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  7. @scr_north

    The GOP only has to find a candidate smarter than a worn out, broken flip-flop in order to have a better contender for that congressional seat.

    It would be a hell of a lot smarter.




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  8. I have been waiting 6 weeks to get my medical records from VA. Also, when you visit a VA health center, you will spot nothing but democrats working there. Lets start by firing the worthless ones.




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