What is Privatization?
As the VA MISSION Act is implemented, many veterans and organizations that represent them are concerned about the future of the Veterans Health Administration. Here’s a breakdown of the privatization of veterans’ health care.
Articles that explain veterans health care privatization.
Are you impacted by VA Privatization?
Is privatization happening at your local VA facility? How has increased reliance on private sector services impacted your care or work on behalf of veterans? Send us an email.
Rolling out Privatization
Military Times: Panel weighs closing all VA health care — vet’s groups raise conflict of interest
Washington Monthly: The VA Isn’t Broken, Yet
The American Prospect: With Shulkin Out, Veterans Need to Mobilize to Stop VA Privatization
The Privatization Checklist by Suzanne Gordon
Who Benefits from VA Privatization?
Reveal News: VA’s mental health care crisis draws private firms pitching dubious PTSD treatments
HealthAffairs.org: The growth of retail clinics and its impact on integrated care
ProPublica / Fortune: Steve Cohen Is Spending Millions to Help Veterans. Why Are People Angry?
Wall Street Journal: With VA partnership, Apple could ‘tap millions of new customers’
The Privatization Players
Steven Cohen: Is this hedge-fund titan greasing the levers for privatizing the Veterans Health Administration?
The Koch Brothers: A Coup at Veterans Affairs
The Koch Brothers: Koch Groups to Mount Hard Press to Expand Private-Sector VA Services
The Mar-a-Lago Three: The Shadow Rulers of the VA
The Impact of VA Privatization
Salon.Com: If the VA is privatized, here’s how veterans will suffer
Task & Purpose: Privatized VA Healthcare Will Look Like the Private Prison Industry
Federal News Network: VA privatization ‘is a very real issue right now’ American legion says
The New York Times: By Protecting Veterans’ Health, You May Protect Your Own