To the Editor: Veterans’ program is also socialist

Editor’s note: The following letter is in response to Charles Story’s editorial cartoon from the Dec. 9-15, 2009, issue.

I thought your Story cartoon with the Republican elephant sawing health care reform from the tree was great; however, you missed the most socialistic program of all. It’s the veterans’ health care program. This program owns facilities, hospitals and equipment while also employing doctors, staff and administrators. As well, the administrators negotiate all contracts for services, supplies and prescription drugs. The

birth to death

ownership of all phases makes this the only true Socialist program. I’ve yet to see the Republicans attack this program, which could be privatized.

Layton Hoel


From the Dec. 23-29, 2009 issue

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