You may not have noticed amidst all the yada-yada-yada over the past few days, but President-elect Trump has announced the nomination of Dr. David J. Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Every single member of any president's administration bears the important burden of not only making lofty bureaucratic changes, but also of potentially impacting the lives of real people. In light of the scandals plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs over the past few years, we know that the actions of its leader can truly be a matter of life and death.
I am pleased to have been invited to share my expectations for this nominee on LifeZette: "Veterans Counting on Trump to Get Their Health Care Right".
We should hold all policymakers to the highest standard, but let us be especially vigilant when it comes to keeping our promise to care for veterans, a commitment we made over 240 years ago. God bless our veterans.