elprincipe said, in thread 10441:
You think that government-run health care is more efficient than private? Prove it. I'll be prepared to eat crow if you do, but I seriously doubt ever having to do that.
Yeah, sure, government has less bureaucracy and higher efficiency...except that it never has for any government program in the history of mankind. I await any proof (nonexistent though it may be) to the contrary.
I said: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/expectmore/detail/10004352.2005.html
"Results of the Insurance Industry Trade Association study indicate that the [VA Insurance Program] consistently exceeds its benchmark targets and compares favorably to commercial life insurance companies. In addition, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), another performance study that tracks trends in customer satisfaction, provides benchmarking insights for commercial companies, and government agencies. The program's score of 90 out of a possible 100 in death awards processing exceeded the private life insurance sector's score of 75 and the federal government-wide score of 68.6."
The VA Insurance Program may be a beacon shining in the dark, but it is a beacon that elprincipe must follow here, where his crow is waiting for him.