Two weeks ago, President Trump's nominee for Secretary of Veterans Affairs was confirmed by the Senate. David Shulkin, M.D. is the new Secretary, having previously served as the Under Secretary for Health. More information/background on him can be found here.
Each time a new Secretary is confirmed, I am hopeful. I am hopeful that this individual will have the courage to make the sweeping changes which the VA so desperately needs. Specifically, I am hopeful that the new Secretary can do something to cut the enormous delays in providing benefits to our wounded veterans.
I will give Dr. Shulkin a chance to make some changes. However, I am cautious as he is not an outsider, having been employed by the VA since 2015, without many substantive changes having been made under his watch.
|Veterans Law Attorney Maxwell Kinman||
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