Only two weeks after a rash of veteran suicides on the grounds of different Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities around the country, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told an audience in the Bronx the VA system provides veterans with “some of the best care in the world,” adding her parents taught her when something “ain’t broke,” you don’t fix it.

The congresswoman that identifies as a socialist went on to say she’s advocating a form of “VA for all” healthcare system in the United States. Her remarks seemed to suggest Ocasio-Cortez likely isn’t aware of the difficulties many veterans have faced receiving treatment in their local medical facilities – often due to extremely long waits for appointments, followed by hours more spent in overcrowded waiting rooms in order to see a physician.

While some have been critical of the Trump administration for the frequent changeover in senior leadership at the VA in the past two years (with four different men appointed at five different times serving as secretary of Veterans Affairs since Trump took office), Ocasio-Cortez seemed to suggest the VA was already seeing a real effort at reform, though she claimed the efforts were driven by the wrong motivations.

“Here’s the thing, they are trying to fix it. But who are they are trying to fix it for, is the question we gotta ask …They are trying to fix the VA for pharmaceutical companies, they are trying to fix the VA for insurance corporations, and, ultimately, they are trying to fix the VA for a for-profit healthcare industry that does not put people or veterans first,” she said.