Dr. Ben Carson: ‘What’s Happening with the Veterans Is a Gift from God’

‘... to show us what happens when you take layers and layers of bureaucracy and place them between the patients and the health care provider’

Ben Carson: ‘What’s Happening with the Veterans Is a Gift from God’ (Mediaite)

As much as some conservatives seem to be enjoying the latest Obama Administration scandal involving the Department of Veterans Affairs, no one actually thinks it’s a good thing that veterans are dying because they have to wait too long for care, right? During an appearance on Fox News Saturday, Dr. Ben Carson described the current situation with veterans as a “gift from God.”

“I think what’s happening with the veterans is a gift from God to show us what happens when you take layers and layers of bureaucracy and place them between the patients and the health care provider,” Carson said, making the now common equivalencybetween the VA and the Affordable Care Act. “And if we can’t get it right, with the relatively small number of veterans, how in the world with are you going to do it with the entire population?”

Seconds later, Carson added, “We need seriousness here rather than just political speak. ‘How can I look better? How can my party look better?’ And I’m saying this to both Democrats and Republicans: Stop, and think about the people.”

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