This would be funny, if people weren't dead:
"...And yes, this is “socialized medicine” — although some private systems, like Kaiser Permanente, share many of the V.H.A.’s virtues. But it works — and suggests what it will take to solve the troubles of U.S. health care more broadly."
Yes, it is a socialized medicine disaster. Thank God it was "overhauled" during the Clinton administration. Good job Clintons! I'm looking forward to your third term, when you finish the job.