Privatization is not the way to strengthen veterans care

Private hospitals stand to gain from taking on vets care


US hospitals stand to benefit financially from the privatization of the Veterans Health Administration and are no fans of the nation’s largest and only publicly funded health care system.

Many of their top executives and physicians want our tax dollars diverted to them, instead of paying for the dedicated, salaried caregivers who specialize in veterans care at the VHA. Dr. Cary W. Akins (“Keeping a promise to veterans,” Opinion, Sept. 1) promotes an outsourcing scheme that would benefit private-sector hospitals such as Massachusetts General. Akins seizes on fixable VHA problems, such as those in Manchester, N.H., reported by the Globe, to urge dismantling a system with a record of patient safety, quality of care, and accountability that is every bit as good as that of private hospitals, if not better.

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