Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said he moved intentionally fast to bring bold transformation to the department.
The American Legion said it’s concerned by recent movement by the White House and other organizations to move the Veterans Affairs Department’s health care system in the direction of privatization.
This Veterans Day will be one of transition at the Veterans Affairs Department. New secretary Bob McDonald has taken steps to minimize delays at veterans health centers across the country and show he’s holding employees accountable. Now he wants to embark on a major reorganization of the department. One of the people watching closely is Verna Jones, the new executive director of the American Legion. Jones tells Federal News Radio’s Emily Kopp that she sees progress at the VA but there’s still so much more to improve.
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