by Steven Masone
The bureaucratic inept condition of the Veteran's Administration Department, that has become a national disgrace, will soon face scrutiny and a shake-up they have never seen before. President-Elect Donald Trump has promised to "Drain The Swamp" in this Department to the likes we have never seen. His proposal to let all veterans have their choice of using a new streamlined VA for health benefits, or opt out and have their healthcare paid for in the open marketplace, alone, will send the entitled minded bureaucrats into panic mode. How that is going to change the landcape of this broken agency, is self -evident. Half of veterans who live too far away from clinics will immediately cut healthcare workers in the agency by 30-50%. ..SHIFTING THOSE JOBS TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR.
plan for reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs is a proposal to establish a White House hotline, to be answered not by a computer but by a human being, to field complaints about the department. The hotline would ensure that every complaint is dealt with, Trump said, and any issue left unaddressed would be brought directly to the president himself, so that he could personally deal with it.
Trump balanced those points with one in which he pledged to protect the “honest and dedicated” people in the department and put them in line for promotions. In another point, the Manhattan billionaire said he would institute a system in which a percentage of any money saved as a result of an employee suggestion would be paid out as a one-time bonus to encourage streamlining of the department’s bureaucracy.