Warnings of ‘Stealth Privatization’ Effort as Trump Signs Executive Order Expanding Medicare Advantage Plans

Warnings of 'Stealth Privatization' Effort as Trump Signs Executive Order Expanding Medicare Advantage Plans
“Today’s executive order is yet another giveaway to the corporations that run Medicare Advantage plans.” By Jake Johnson for Common Dreams President Donald Trump on Thursday delivered a speech bashing Medicare for All with right-wing talking points and signed an executive order aimed at steering more elderly Americans into the arms of the private insurance ...

VA Privatization Bill Threatens Closure of Key Facilities

VA Privatization Bill Threatens Closure of Key Facilities
Republican architects of the VA MISSION Act want to fast-track a commission that would have expansive authority to close VA hospitals. By Suzanne Gordon & Russell Lemle for The American Prospect At a June 20 House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs hearing, legislators considered H.R. 3083, sponsored by ranking member Phil Roe (R-TN). One of the architects ...

VA to shift billions of dollars to private care for veterans

VA to shift billions of dollars to private care for veterans
By Jennifer Steinhauer and Dave Philipps for The New York Times, republished on Rise Up Times WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing to shift billions of dollars from government-run veterans’ hospitals to private health care providers, setting the stage for the biggest transformation of the veterans’ medical system in a generation. Under ...

Trump Administration Moves Forward on VA Privatization

Trump Administration Moves Forward on VA Privatization
By Suzanne Gordon for The American Prospect Under the guise of reducing veteran suicides, the Trump administration has released a plan that could radically reshape veteran care in the United States. The stated goal is to expand mental health services for newly transitioned veterans, the proposal, which administration officials approved on May 31, contains provisions that could ...