Step Away From The Privatization

Bill Scher

Yesterday, the House Armed Services Committee unanimously passed reforms, in the wake of the Walter Reed scandal, to improve the ability of wounded soldiers to get needed health care.

CQ Today notes that the bill recognizes that the privatization of key functions has contributed to the problems, and includes a “one-year moratorium on hiring private contractors to perform ‘Department of Defense functions’ at medical facilities”.

Hopefully that will stop the bleeding, and give time to restore a system with quality service and accountability.

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