VA Choice Could Open Way to Privatization

For the last year, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin insisted the VA would not be privatized on his watch. Now, thanks to a Koch-supported coup at the top of the second-largest department in government, his watch has ended — and the battle over privatization persists.

For years the Koch brothers have been hovering around the Department of Veterans Affairs and its $186 billion budget like vultures surrounding a carcass.

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