Trump’s plan to privatize the VA will hurt vets
In June, Congress passed the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Act, which makes it easier to dismiss any of the 300,000 employees of the Veterans Administration.

Republicans and Democrats who supported the legislation argued that VA care givers must be held accountable to the highest standards of clinical excellence and ethical behavior.

At a subsequent bill signing, President Donald Trump pledged that managerial or staff misconduct — like the falsification of data about wait times for patient appointments at a few VA hospitals — will never occur again.

In pursuit of this goal, the VA has launched an Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. It is now posting a list of how many employees – and in what region or occupation and for what infraction — have been fired or disciplined.