Disband The Veterans Administration: Inept, Bloated, And Scandal-Ridden, It Repeatedly Fails At Its Mission
In, “Disband The Veterans Administration: Inept, Bloated, And Scandal-Ridden, It Repeatedly Fails At Its Mission” (City Journal, May 14, 2019), Steve Cohen discusses the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 2019 announced plan to support 500,000 eligible women with health benefit, which he viewed as an appropriate measure for these former service members. However, he also notes that absent attempts by Congress and successive presidential administrations to try to reform the VA, that responsibility for reviewing veterans’ benefits should be shifted to the Department of Defense. And the actual delivery of medical care should become the responsibility of the Department of Health and Human Services. He notes, “This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve downgraded a Cabinet office (the Post Office) or reassigned responsibilities to different agencies (Department of Health, Education, and Welfare).”
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