Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy ride …
The White House is now asserting that recently departed Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin resigned. Shulkin has made it clear in his public comments that he was forced out. While Washington often wraps firings in the verbal cloak of a resignation, the distinction this time could have far-reaching implications that could throw the Department of Veterans Affairs, the second-largest federal agency, into further disarray.
More trouble for an already troubled VA. Those who want to privatize will continue to break the system and veterans will be hurt. I don’t want the VA to be privatized for profit care. I want them to put the money, resources and people into place to fix what we earned. They have told us for years that we deserve the best care, state of the art care, not farm us out to for profit facilities.
Folks in the CHOICE program have trouble getting VA to pay the bills, I don’t see that getting better.
Then we will have to find doctor’s and specialist that accept VA payments. This may prove challenging.