Sacrificing VeteransApril 11, 2018 |
by Peter Van Buren
With some seeking to further privatize veterans’ health care, and hundreds of billions of dollars at stake, sacrifices are going to have to be made. Let’s hope Ronny Jackson, Donald Trump’s nominee to be the new Veterans Affairs secretary, can ensure few of those fall on the veterans themselves.
Former VA secretary Dr. David Shulkin once held the title of least controversial Cabinet secretary in the Trump administration. He was confirmed by the Senate 100-0, and for much of his time in office quietly sought to reform veterans’ health care.