VA Choice Could Open Way to PrivatizationApril 4, 2018 |
by Michael Corcoran
For the last year, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin insisted the VA would not be privatized on his watch. Now, thanks to a Koch-supported coup at the top of the second-largest department in government, his watch has ended — and the battle over privatization persists.
For years the Koch brothers have been hovering around the Department of Veterans Affairs and its $186 billion budget like vultures surrounding a carcass.