For Veterans Groups, Questions Surround Trump’s VA Nominee

Observers speculate that the appointment of Jackson, a native Texan, is part of a larger push to privatize operations at the VA, which his predecessor opposed.

By Carson FrameMarch 30, 2018 9:30 am, , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

Some veterans groups say they’re uncertain about the future of care at the Department of Veterans Affairs, after President Trump ousted Secretary David Shulkin and nominated White House physician Ronny Jackson to head the agency.

Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson has served as a White House physician during the last three presidential administrations, starting with George W. Bush.

It’s typically a low-profile position, but Jackson had a rare moment in the media spotlight in January, when he appeared in the White House briefing room to release the results of President Trump’s annual physical.

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