Terrorists Get Better Care Than Veterans

Dozens of military veterans are alleged to have died while waiting for treatment at Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities. Thousands of their comrades have been kept on waiting lists for months at a time, regardless of how badly they needed help.

And, as was reported during the weekend, as many as 80 percent of VA executives eligible for pay bonuses received them last year.

Government policies on health care are different in some situations, however.

Take Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where 149 accused terrorists are being detained. In addition to guards at the center, there are 124 medical personnel, including seven doctors, 23 nurses and 94 military hospital corpsmen – all to take care of the detainees.

If an accused terrorist at Guantanamo Bay seeks medical treatment, he gets it immediately, no matter what time of the day or night.

There are no wait lists at Guantanamo Bay.

Contrast the number of doctors working for the VA – about 14,000 serving about 8.3 million veterans a year – with staffing at Guantanamo Bay. The VA has about one physician for every 590 patients. The detention center’s ratio is one doctor to 20 terrorists.

Dedicate your life to slaughtering Americans, then, and get the very best health care the U.S. government can provide.

But join the military to protect us against terrorists and, well, don’t expect anything like that after you retire.