Philip Longman published “Five Myths About VA Healthcare,” which dispels misconceptions about the Veteran Administration’s delivery of care. As he writes:
Americans have been hearing for years that the health-care system run by the Department of Veterans Affairs is in crisis. In 2014 came charges that officials at the Phoenix VA and other facilities had altered or destroyed records to hide evidence of lengthy wait times for appointments. Most recently, David Shulkin, the former VA secretary who left amid a scandalover luxury travel expenses charged to taxpayers, contended that the president fired him for not moving quickly enough to privatize the system. In truth, misconceptions mar the debate about how veterans’ health care actually works.