Against the Grain

America’s Public Healthcare System

What’s America’s largest public healthcare system?  It’s not Medicare, which isn’t a provider of healthcare, just a payer.  It’s the Veterans Health Administration, which looks after nine million ex-service members.  Healthcare journalist Suzanne Gordon discusses why we should care about the Veterans Health Administration – and the push to privatize it.


Suzanne Gordon, Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Health, Healing, and Hope to the Nation’s Veterans Cornell University Press, 2018

Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute

Suzanne Gordon & Jasper Craven, “Trump’s Under-the-Radar Push to Dismantle Veterans Health Care,” The American Prospect January 15, 2019


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