The VA is the poster child for Big Government.
Anyone who has ever dealt with government bureaucracy knows hell. The primary function of the bureaucrat is to move files from one domain to another, using ironclad protocols that are frequently at odds with reality.
The bureaucracy is an ecosystem dedicated to self-preservation. The services the bureaucrat provides are too often afterthoughts, annoying duties carried out with martyred sighs.
Look at the Los Angeles Unified School District. By any rational measure, it is an utter failure at educating children. But it is a roaring success if you are a member of the well-paid bureaucratic class that fails the children on an industrial scale. LAUSD is a monopoly. And like all monopolies there is no incentive to improve services.
So it is with the VA, a gargantuan bureaucracy that cannot function efficiently and humanely because market forces have been eliminated, because the laws of supply and demand are not respected, because the VA is a single-payer health care system, because the VA is Big Government run amok, because the VA is a monopoly.
It goes without saying that nothing will change at the VA.
Monopolies never improve, they only fossilize.
Obama has known about the VA for five years. Of course, he did nothing to remedy the situation because he is, first and foremost, an opportunistic politician whose only talent is getting elected. Solving problems is beyond his abilities.
Perhaps Michelle will publish a pouting selfie promoting the hashtag #LoveOurDeadVets.
So far, the estimate is that 40 veterans have died because of VA bureaucrats. There will be more. Many more.
The VA scandal should alert all Americans to their fate under ObamaCare.
Under ObamaCare, it will be VA treatment for everyone.