Palin Says Illegals Get Better Care Than Veterans, To Some Degree

Well, Team Obama and Democrats certainly works harder to make sure that illegals are treated better overall (video available at Mediaite)

(Politico) Sarah Palin says illegal immigrants are getting better health care than the country’s vets.

“In many respects, illegal aliens in our country today are receiving better health care, more benefits than our troops,” Palin said in an interview on Thursday with FOX’s “Hannity” at the Republican Leadership Conference.

Addressing the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affaris, Palin and host Sean Hannity made comparisons between Guantanamo Bay and the VA, claiming that the ratio of doctors to prisoners is 1 for every 1.5, while the VA has a ratio of 1 doctor for every 35 vets.

When Hannity called the VA a “death trap,” Palin agreed.

“And that is what government-run health care will result in,” Palin said. “It’s inefficient, it takes away choices and isn’t it ironic that those who are willing to sacrifice all, to put their lives, to allow freedom of choices…they’re the ones getting screwed by the VA.”

Let’s be clear: for the most part, veterans receive at least decent care. And even the NY Times notices that there is, in fact, a doctor shortage at the VA. Yet, there are more than enough that receive substandard care. That wait. And wait. And wait. Have you ever tried to call the VA? Good luck with that. I’ve dealt with both the VA and Social Security Admin, needing documents. For the SSA, I typically wait about 15-20 minutes for a representative. In every case, they’ve been pleasant and cooperative. The documents I need are faxed within 25 minutes. In each and every time I’ve needed to call the VA, I have received a message that the Greensboro facility (that’s where the calls route to for the Raleigh area) is busy, please call back later. One cannot even enter a hold cue. I simply tell vets to go to the VA to get the documents now.

Are illegals treated better? They receive medical care. The receive schooling. They seem to end up with welfare and food stamps. Homeland is now saying not to target illegals at courthouses. At every turn, this administration is rolling back The Law along with finding ways to give illegals better care and help. Yet, when it comes to the VA scandal, what should have been an easy subject for Team Obama has turned into a typical Obama scandal. He’s yanked out his scandal playbook, of which many Democrats are refusing to cooperate with, and is truly failing our vets. It’s not hard to imagine that if a head of a federal department was seeing illegals treated poorly, that person would be canned in a heartbeat.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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4 Responses to “Palin Says Illegals Get Better Care Than Veterans, To Some Degree”

  1. john says:

    There are 40 million immigrants curr3ently living in the USA about 11 million are not authorized. About 10% are children. Teach do you want to stop medical care of these children. The adults receive EMERGENCY medical care. Do you think this is wrong ?
    By 2010 2/3 of the unauthorized immigrants had lived in the USA for at least 10 years.
    At least 30% of ALL farm workers are unauthorized immigrants, do YOU want to eat or do their work?
    Perhaps you might try looking at immigration from a different viewpoint occasionally .
    As far as Sarah Palin goes most Americans treat her as a joke. She is no longer welcome back in Alaska.

  2. david7134 says:

    Do you know how to read or to read critically. You just sited a reference to the Southern Poverty Law Center. This is a far left, communistic organization that is supporting the Dems and Obama in the destruction of the US. Everything that they wrote was obfuscation or an out right lie. As to denying illegal immigrants health care, I have no problem with that at all, no matter the age.

  3. Jl says:

    “About 11 million are not authorized.” You mean 11million are here because they broke the law. To be fair, what federal do the rest of us get to break with no repercussions? “By 2010 2/3 of all illegals have lived here for at least 10 years.” So what? If I said, ” by 2010 all tax cheats will have gone at least 10 years without being caught”, you’d be ok with letting them go? You don’t really think things through, do you John? “At least 30% of all farm workers are illegal immigrants. Do you want to eat or do their work?” Yes and no. One of the biggest fallacies out there besides the global warming hoax is the “nobody else will do the work” charade. Basic law of economics- if you can’t find someone to do the work you want, then you have to pay them more money.

  4. Better_Be_Gumballs says:

    J never thinks, he just rants, copies, pastes, rants. There is not thinking.

    Let’s be clear: for the most part, veterans receive at least decent care.

    They receive care equivalent to the free walk-in clinics located in NYC.

    Their treatment is a national travesty as well as the condition of the hospitals. And its not for a lack of money as they’ve gotten tons of money over the years and the top admins make near 200K a year.

    What they dont have are enough doctors to put up with the crap that flows down from on top. Once they find a way out, they leave.

    Friend of mine was a pain management Dr at VA. She rarely was allowed to prescribe actual pain meds. Marine Friend of mine who was shot in leg in Iraq was told to meditate for his pain. He now gets his meds from the street.

    Welcome to Ocare.

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