The VA is Not 'socialized' Anything!! It's the Responsibility of those served, through their direct government representatives, that has never been fully done nor maintained as they ignored or outright denied the so many issues!!
Carson isn't the only so called conservative seeking to bury the agency making it easier for corporate corruptions so it creates more media hyped needed 'scandals' to hasten it, and the government, to privatization for corporate profit and little to no regulation. The military is already way over privatized, thus more costly, for exactly same. Leaving the administration agency personal, smaller government, to easily blame for that created by peoples representatives conservative ideologies and the people served!!!
Aug 28, 2015 - Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson suggested eliminating the Department of Veterans Affairs in a talk radio interview Wednesday, leading to swift condemnation from one veterans group.
The former Johns Hopkins pediatric neurosurgeon said problems with the Veterans Affairs health system are discouraging people from joining the military in the first place and said there needed to be a single system to take care of active-duty troops as well as those who are no longer serving.
"We don't need a Department of Veterans Affairs," Carson told host Dave Ramsey. "Veterans Affairs should be folded in under the Department of Defense. And it should be a smooth transition. We need to be looking at the way we take care of soldiers."
Instead of the current system that provides treatment for veterans at government-run hospitals, Carson suggested that they should have a health savings account that would pay for treatment at any medical facility. read more>>>