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Department of VA Affairs Among the problems responsible for the delays, a GAO report cites “bureaucratic inefficiency and understaffing at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which often took weeks to make a referral to a private doctor. (Photo: ALM)

The Trump administration’s push to expand veterans’ health care into the private sector took another step forward with the signing of a $51 billion plan that would allow veterans more freedom to turn to the private sector for health care in the name of shortening wait times and bettering care.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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