Rick Perry Highlights Support For Government Health Care In South Carolina

Republicans who rail against so-called “government health care” typically exclude the Veterans Health Care Administration from the list of “big government” programs they would want to eliminate or repeal. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and now Rick Perry have all pledged to expand government involvement in health care through the VA, recognizing that the fully integrated veterans’ health care structure of doctors and hospitals actually provides veterans with benefits that are the envy of the rest of the health care system — including private payers and providers. CNN points to this flyer from Rick Perry highlighting his support for government health care for voters in South Carolina: