Reporting on the Veterans Affairs, its problems, and what Congress might do to solve them, Craig Harris and Michelle Ye Hee Lee of the Arizona Republic are not terribly encouraging. They write that:
The climate in Congress makes at least some change at the VA likely, though a complete overhaul of the troubled agency is doubtful. The VA health-care system is just too big, and its customers — veterans — are loyal despite the problems that ignited the scandal.
And, then, there is this sort of thing. As reported by Stacy Kaper at the National Journal:
"The first order of business is for VA and CBO to produce information regarding certain costs and considerations associated with possible reform permutations," said a congressional aide familiar with the negotiations.
A lot of veterans will die waiting for that – whatever it is – to happen.