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Sat Jul 16, 2016, 10:38 AM Jul 2016

"Health care choices" is Koch-speak for redirecting part of the VHA's budget to subsidize private [View all]

health insurance."

For a while there have been red flags about destroying one of the best single payer examples of health care, and the elite and powerful have been gunning for it before the rest of us have a chance to experience that safety net.

"The politically-active nonprofit does not disclose its funding sources, but tax documents reveal that since 2011 CVA and its related organizations have received nearly $21 million from Freedom Partners, the Koch brothers' "secret bank," and almost $2 million from the Koch-linked TC4 Trust.

CVA's major focus is privatizing healthcare provided by the Veterans Health Administration, a radical goal it cloaks in patriotic rhetoric about freedom and veterans.

That appears to have been the theme of the House members-only meeting CVA held on Capitol Hill last Wednesday.

According to the invitation provided to CMD, CVA planned to "brief Members on their plan to modernize and reform VHA, bringing it into the 21st century through structural reforms while providing additional health care choices for veterans."


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