As Twitchy reported last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told an audience in the Bronx that she was advocating for a “VA for All” system of health care in the United States. “If it ain’t broke,” she said of the VA system, “don’t fix it.”

Video of Ocasio-Cortez speaking that line is making the rounds Monday:

We know she’s new here, but there’s been quite a push to fix the broken VA system for at least five years now, with resignations coming after CBS News obtained a letter showing a VA worker instructing staff to “game the schedule” to make veterans’ waits for care seem shorter. Sen. John McCain said people should go to jail after it was learned clerks scheduling medical appointments for veterans were “cooking the books” to hide the fact that some vets had to wait weeks, if not months, for appointments.

Heck, even President Mic Drop was said by an aide to be “madder than hell” about the ongoing scandal surrounding the office of Veterans Affairs.

So no, the VA does not provide the highest quality of care to veterans, and yes, it needs to be fixed. Meghan McCain took up where her father left off.

Do the 2020 candidates still want to eliminate private health insurance entirely, or have they walked back on that a bit?

Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it — nationalize it.


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