(Washington, D.C.) –“Now would be an excellent time for the President to seek input from the congressionally chartered veterans’ service organizations before naming his next nominee to lead the VA, a department that is critical to the health and well-being of all veterans and our families,” said John Rowan, VVA National President. “As always, VVA stands ready to work with the President to better assist and care for our veterans of every generation.”
“VVA suggests caution in moving forward with the unfettered privatization of VA health care. This concept was roundly discounted in the 2016 report of the Republican Congress’s Commission on Care as being extremely costly and impractical. This would be to the detriment of the millions of veterans who receive very good to excellent care at their VA medical center or community-based outpatient clinic,” Rowan concluded.
VVA looks forward to working with the Administration and the President to help achieve the very best medical care, as well as the most effective benefits and services for all veterans in the coming years.