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VA secretary predicts controversy over upcoming change to private-sector care program - Stripes

VA secretary predicts controversy over upcoming change to private-sector care program - Stripes | Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com | Scoop.it
The law instructs the VA secretary to create the new rules for private-sector care, with the potential to shift billions of dollars for veterans’ care to private medical facilities.

Wilkie pre-empted the public release of the rules with a warning Monday that they would likely spark controversy.

“Although these new standards represent an important win for America’s veterans, they will not be without controversy,” Wilkie said in a statement. “Some will claim falsely and predictably that they represent a first step toward privatizing the department.”
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