The Obama administration evidently thinks that everyone has the “right” to all of the medical care they need or want — except those who have earned it. That reflects the ghastly moral corruption that government brings to its control of health care. Thank you for calling attention to this (3/20, Opinion, “U.S. has obligation to veterans”). The plan was not “unfair” but outrageous.
First it must be stated that the treatment of combat injuries is not welfare but a richly deserved moral commitment to those who have risked their lives defending our freedom. As it is, politicians who maintain that everyone has a “right” to health care really mean that no one has a right to any health care unless they get it from the government.
When we see how the government cares for combat veterans, what should the rest of us expect when the government controls and rations all health care?
Richard E. Ralston
Executive director, Americans for Free Choice in Medicine
Newport Beach, Calif.