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.
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