For those who oppose a public option currently being considered by Congress should consider the VA Medical System where the standard of care is rated much higher than health care outside of the VA. Veterans, on the whole, typically have significant physical and mental health impairments, but they rated the health care they receive much higher than conventional health care. Cognizant of this fact President Obama gave a talk to the Veterans of Foreign Wars and assured Veterans that their Health Care system would not be changed under any proposed reforms. A recent study by the RAND corporation found that “VA patients were more likely to receive recommended care” and “received consistently better care across the board, including screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow up”. The following data provides evidence as to how much better government run health care then health care in the private sector. The only area that wasn’t better than the private sector was acute care.