“Senators also debate how to expand the role of the private sector in vets\’ health care.
While the bill received bipartisan backing and a warm reception from VA and veteran service organizations, it faced some opposition from employee advocacy groups. The American Federation of Government Employees expressed concern the direct hiring provisions would enable VA to skip over current employees eligible for promotions, while the employee exchange would lead the department down a path toward privatization.”
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Are we are on our way to privatizing VA?