The firing of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Dr. David Shulkin was a mistake that will ultimately result in worse care for veterans, suggests John B. Wells of The Hill. He was highly praised for his work under the Trump presidency. With an open-minded and problem-solving approach, he constantly strove to learn while improving the VA’s services. Shulkin stood up for veterans, working to restore benefits that had been halted. Ultimately, his revolutionary approach made him unpopular in his department. People didn’t like that he was trying to change so much and sought to have him removed. The VA’s flaws will only grow from here.
The US Veterans Affairs department was woefully inadequate under Secretary Dr. David Shulkin; his resignation was necessary, writes Arizona Congressman Andry Biggs in The Daily Caller. While Shulkin worked to change things, he improved very little. Veterans didn’t receive the support they were promised. Mismanagement and corruption still weigh down the agency. Shulkin simply didn’t push hard enough to change things for the better. Particularly in Congress he could have been more effective at enacting change. He failed at his task, to improve the care that veterans get. New leadership can offer a much-needed fresh start.