President Donald Trump continues to argue that VA reform is important, and it was at the forefront of his campaign before he was elected. Now, Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson is arguing that President Trump is looking to privatize veteran health services. If so, the Senator is not on board.Commenting on the firing of VA Secretary David Shulkin, and the announcement that President Trump would be nominating Navy rear admiral Dr. Ronny Jackson, Senator Nelson said that it’s all a part of the President’s plans to privatize health services for veterans.
Being joined by Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed, both said they would not let that happen.
Speaking in an event to honor Central Florida veterans, the sunshine state Senator explained that “I want all of you to know that against all of the rumors swirling that VA. medical care is going to be privatized, don’t worry. It will not be. And I guarantee you that Sen. Reed and I will be two of the people that will not let it happen.”
He also detailed that “The veterans certainly don’t want it. All the veterans medical care is considered excellent. The problems have been in the administrative operation in a very large, gargantuan, administrative agency. But the veterans should have confidence to know that they will continue to have a veterans medical care system. We owe that to them. They fought for this country. They were promised that would have a medical system that would take care of them. And we’re going to make good on that promise.”