In the last two years, following calls from almost 4 million veterans across the US, the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act was passed, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has been replaced and the MISSION Act was signed to enable veterans to have choice in their health care. All happened with bipartisan support and are intended to better the lives of former service members.
But not so fast. The irony is that while the President and Congress are committed to accomplishing a new vision for veterans, the practical reality is that VA staff members have not embraced the changes. VA staff seem to be reticent to the change that affords veteran’s a choice in their health care. Dr. Richard Stone, …Continue Reading