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Mike Lee on VA: 'Best Argument Against a Single-Payer System Ever Imaginable'

Mike Lee on VA: 'Best Argument Against a Single-Payer System Ever Imaginable'

On Friday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) spoke to fill-in host Andrea Tantaros from the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, LA about his proposal to strengthen the hand of the Veterans Affairs Secretary, which would include the ability to fire employees, as means to reform the scandal-plagued VA hospitals.

However, Lee told Tantaros this scandal as a broader lesson for the American health care system as a whole.

“If this doesn’t speak to the failures of a single-payer system, I don’t know what does,” Lee said. “You know, if this is how we treat our nation’s heroes – the greatest Americans who have sacrificed life and limb for us to protect our freedom – if this is how we treat them, how are we going to treat average ordinary everyday citizens? This is the best argument against a single-payer system ever imaginable.”

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