January 11, 2017

David Shulkin Is Trump’s Pick for Veterans Affairs Secretary

By Phillip Carter

Source: The New York Times

Journalist(s) Dave Philipps

President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday selected the head of the nation’s sprawling veterans health care system, Dr. David J. Shulkin, an appointee of President Obama, to become secretary of veterans affairs.

If confirmed, he will be the first secretary to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs who is not a veteran.

As the agency’s current under secretary for health, Dr. Shulkin oversees a vast health care system of 1,700 hospitals and clinics that serve nearly nine million veterans. In recent years, he has nearly doubled the amount of health care veterans that receive through private doctors.

Read the full article at The New York Times.

  • Phillip Carter

    Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Phillip Carter is Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security.  His research focuses on issues facing v...