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Arm our cities with military-grade health care…not weapons

Centering community and place

The VA’s not-for-profit. Private shareholders play no role in the Veterans Affairs system. While the private sector, and even many nonprofit hospitals and healthcare systems, have fired or furloughed staff because the procedures they make their money off of weren’t taking place during the pandemic, the VA has been accepting non-veteran patients and delivering PPE to all sorts of public health programs. As Dana Brown, executive director of the Next System Project at the Democracy Collaborative told the LF Show recently, “There’s just a real difference here in what the logic is, the defining logic of these systems.” One is care, the other is profit.

Publication date: 2021-04-12
Parent publication: CounterPunch
Publication URL: https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/04/12/arm-our-cities-with-military-grade-health-care-not-weapons/

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