The presidential campaign issue of veterans health care is worth keeping a close eye on, even if you aren't a veteran or a close family member of one. The matter came up at both of the two most recent presidential debates. It's in the news not only because of the scandal over long wait times for care at Veterans Administration hospitals and the coverup of the same scandal, but because the differences between Republicans and Democrats on the issue illuminate a stark ideological divide.
Veterans may not now have a choice of where to go for health care, writes Ira Stoll. But they will have a choice in November's election, as we all will.