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VA Shows Pitfalls of Government Health Care | Opinion
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VA Shows Pitfalls of Government Health Care | Opinion

In the fall of 2020, a patient in Augusta, Georgia went to the local Veterans Affairs medical center for a minimally invasive urologic surgery, according to a new report from the VA's Office of Inspector General.Less than two weeks later, the OIG reports, he was dead. The Inspector General concluded that there had been "multiple deficiencies" in the patient's care. Among them, his doctor allegedly failed to account for his history of chest infections and alcoholism.Sadly, this is just one of countless examples of the VA's failure to provide adequate care. And it shows why proposals to nationalize U.S. health care -- like Senator Bernie Sanders's bill to est...
Justice Department Asks Judge to Pause Idaho Abortion Ban
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Justice Department Asks Judge to Pause Idaho Abortion Ban

By REBECCA BOONE, Associated PressBOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal judge this week to bar Idaho from enforcing its near-total abortion ban while a lawsuit pitting federal health care law against state anti-abortion legislation is underway.Meanwhile, the Republican-led Idaho Legislature is asking for permission to intervene in the federal case, just as it has done in three other abortion-related lawsuits filed in state courts.“If allowed to go into effect, the Idaho law will cause significant irreparable harm, including to the public health of patients across Idaho,” Justice Department attorney Lisa Newman wrote in court documents filed Monday.The Justice Department sued Idaho last week over the state's strict abortion ban, saying it would force doctors ...