The Department of Veterans Affairs has the money to reform its health care system. In fact, the Veteran’s Health Administration’s budget this year is $57.28 billion, which is equal to $6,300 per veteran served. The following examples highlight instances where the VA wasted its resources, from a report released by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.):
It’s not just the VA, of course. The entire federal government excels at spending other people’s money wastefully.