"It became apparent during our discussion today that the President intends to move forward with this unreasonable plan," said Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion. "He says he is looking to generate $540-million by this method, but refused to hear arguments about the moral and government-avowed obligations that would be compromised by it."At the price of sacrificing a system which many injured war veterans rely on for medical care, Obama is set on covertly moving to single-payor by shifting costs away from an established government structure, which is the Veterans Administration, to private insurance. As the VA healthcare model is phased out, there will be one fewer choice for provision of government-provided healthcare. When private insurance is out-priced by the government-provided plan according to Obama's vision, government healthcare will be whittled down to a single bureaucracy which will be the sole provider of healthcare in this country.
Which structure will it be? Only time will tell.
As it is now, the VA will not be the viable government healthcare program.