While I keep hearing people who have never used the system point to the V.A. Medical system as "socialist", many of us who have to use the system know better. "Socialist" medical care mandates that we ALL have equal access to quality care. Single Payer is closer to socialized medical care in this sense than the VAMC system. On the other hand, those of us old enough to remember the old state hospital systems know that the V.A. is more like a Public Option, in several important ways.
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