Privatizing the VA?

Last night, there was a really interesting segment on Rachel Maddow about the history of the political right tossing around the idea to privatize VA Healthcare.  Here’s the video: 

The reason I bring attention to this segment is if what Maddow says is true (and based on my own research, I think she’s right), then this is bad news for women veterans. The VA healthcare system has just now figured out that women veterans have different needs than the men veterans. Does anyone whose dealing with MST or PTSD really believe a civilian doctor (civilian meaning not former military or VA doctors) can provide the full spectrum of care that veterans need to receive?

After the video was a good interview with the VA Secretary Robert MacDonald. Did you know that 70% of the doctors in the US are trained by the VA? Here’s the video:

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