A public/private option for the United States Department of Veteran Affairs is the current consideration on the table according to a senior official on the transition team. According to Hunter Walker of Yahoo News, the official briefly spoke to reporters and said that Trump had a meeting about reforming the agency.
It is important to note that this public/private option is merely one of many options that are on the table. With the numerous complaints concerning long unacceptable wait times for service and unethical actions on the part of the agency’s employees, any reform may be a breath of fresh air for some veterans. As January 20 approaches, we will see what direction the President Elect will take on this matter. This may explain why there has not been an outcry from veterans to leave the system alone. We know something has to be done.
What does this option mean to the Department of Veteran Affairs? More importantly, what does it mean to the veterans themselves. We must wait and see. What do you think? Chime in. We can all agree that something must be done. Do you believe a public/private option is the best direction for the agency? Comment and tell us what you think.