Guess who said this in 2009:
“If you ordered America’s different health systems worst-functioning to best, it would look like this: individual insurance market, employer-based insurance market, Medicare, Veterans Health Administration.”
The same person said this in 2011:
“The thing about the Veteran’s Administration’s health-care system? It’s socialized. Not single payer. Not heavily centralized. Socialized. As in, it employs the doctors and nurses. Owns the hospitals ... that difference still means a remarkable recent performance.”
Instapundit's Glenn Reynolds has the inconvenient answer for the record here.