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What will it take to reform the VA & ensure vets get the care they need?

Aug 15, 2018


  On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs. A ProPublica investigation, The Shadow Rulers of the VA, focuses on three members of Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago club who are secretly shaping the administration’s veterans policies. None of them has ever served in the US military or government.

Documents show that VA problems, including long wait times and huge patient backlogs, began under George W. Bush. What will it take to fix the VA’s chronic problems?

Guests:

Aaron Glantz, senior reporter at Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and author of The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans

Isaac Arnsdorf, reporter at ProPublica covering national politics

Web Resources:

ProPublica: The Shadow Rulers of the VA

USA Today: Senate confirms Robert Wilkie to be the next VA secretary

Wall Street Journal: Congress Passed VA Bill but Now Debates How to Pay for It

 

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