Hillary Clinton Details Steps To Improve VA Health System
Clinton, a Democratic presidential candidate, made clear her opposition to completely privatizing health care for veterans, instead striking a balance between the traditional system of care and and some vets' interest in seeing private health care providers.
The Associated Press:
Clinton Pushes Back Against GOP On Veterans’ Health Issues
Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined steps to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday, casting herself as a protector against proposals to privatize the sprawling health care system for those who have served in the military. In a pre-Veterans Day event, the Democratic presidential candidate said she would seek to improve veterans’ health care, modernize veterans’ benefits system and address an unwieldy bureaucracy that was exposed in a scandal involving chronic delays for those seeking medical care or to have their claims processed. (Thomas, 11/10)
The Wall Street Journal:
Hillary Clinton Vows To Fight VA Privatization
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton offered her vision for veterans’ health care Tuesday, promising to fight full-fledged privatization while allowing the government to contract with private providers for a range of health services. In her proposal, Mrs. Clinton struck a balance between support for traditional government-run veterans health programs while acknowledging that many veterans want to access care from private providers as well, given the system’s failings. (Meckler and Kesling, 11/10)