24 Jul '17, 1pm

Despite his repeated promises, @SecShulkin can't shake VA privatization concerns

Despite his repeated promises, @SecShulkin can't shake VA privatization concerns

WASHINGTON — Nearly half a year into his job, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is still trying to convince critics that his efforts to improve the department won’t lead to privatizing care and support programs for veterans. In an editorial in USA Today Monday morning, Shulkin — the only holdover of former President Barack Obama’s administration to President Donald Trump’s Cabinet — called lingering fears of VA privatization “unfounded” and stated again that “we will not allow VA to be privatized on our watch.” But Shulkin also stated that he believes VA needs to “build an integrated system that allows veterans to get the best health care possible, whether it comes from the VA or the private sector.” Those kinds of assertions, and plans to expand care programs that direct health care funds to private physicians outside VA, have raised alarms in the veterans communit...

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Galicia se va de festival

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Trump promises huge increase in private sector ...

militarytimes.com 26 Jul '17, 3am

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Fuck me, it's even WORSE than it used to be

Fuck me, it's even WORSE than it used to be

militarytimes.com 26 Jul '17, 4pm

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Former Sec McDonald: All Americans, not just vets, need VA

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militarytimes.com 26 Jul '17, 12pm

WASHINGTON — Bob McDonald spent much of his time as Veterans Affairs Secretary working to remind Americans about the impor...

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