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Media Roundtable: The Privatization Of VA Health Care

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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, the exterior of the Veterans Affairs Department hospital is shown in east Denver.

On this edition of Your Call, ProPublica reporter Isaac Arnsdorf joins us to discuss the changes that have happened in the Department of Veterans Affairs under the Trump Administration.

The VA is the second-largest federal agency, with a $200-plus billion budget and almost 400,000 employees serving  nine million veterans. Arnsdorf reports that Donald Trump’s cronies are secretly shaping the administration’s veterans policies even though they have no experience with veterans or the military. 


Isaac Arnsdorfaward winning reporter with ProPublica

Web Resources:

ProPublica: How Donald Trump Turned to a Comics Titan to Shape the VA

ProPublica: Inside Trump's VA

ProPublica: The Shadow Rulers of the VA

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.