Hillary’s Veterans Health Hypocrisy

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 18: Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' (NALEO) 32nd Annual Conference at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on June 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton addressed the group of Latino policymakers as she makes her way through early primary states after officially launching her campaign for president on June 13. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 18:  Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials' (NALEO) 32nd Annual Conference at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on June 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton addressed the group of Latino policymakers as she makes her way through early primary states after officially launching her campaign for president on June 13.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By Brendan Kirby

At Wednesday’s “Commander-in-Chief Forum,” Democrat Hillary Clinton accused opponent Donald Trump of wanting to privatize veterans’ health care. The accusation is false by any measure.

The Republican nominee’s actual proposal is to let veterans get medical treatment in the private sector and then bill the government — much like the Medicare system now works for senior citizens.

What makes Clinton’s criticism so odd is that many in her party long have pushed “Medicare for all,” which would eliminate age requirements and cover all Americans. Clinton herself proposed during the primaries that the Medicare eligibility age be lowered to 55 to cover more people.

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