Inovation doesnt care where revenue is generated,that assumption is based on improvements of comfort technology, not life/death.
Medicare and medicaid increased innovation and life expectancies.
Increasing the "size" of government agencies isnt always the root of a problem, we are spending the money anyways, it is just more narrowly focused now, then it would be in a socialized system.
I absolutely love my VA services.
Ive had Kaiser before and othe ppos.
I prefer GREATLY the VA system.