To further cut costs, the VA is also exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon’s TRICARE. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Veterans aren’t happy about the latest pronouncements from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Hill reports that David Shulkin, Veterans Affairs secretary, is talking about broadening the role of private sector health care in providing care for veterans, with the eventual goal of eliminating of the need for veterans to go through the VA to approve or coordinate their care.

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