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Homelessness, private healthcare and more: VA Secretary Robert Wilkie on the issues that impact veterans in SoCal




Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie delivers remarks on supporting veterans and military families at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2018
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie delivers remarks on supporting veterans and military families at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2018
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The VA has some new projects coming down the pipeline in the next few months, including the Mission Act, which will change how veterans will access private healthcare.

Some critics have expressed concerns that the Act is a form of privatization which will sap resources from the VA -- but current Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie doesn’t see it that way.

Libby Denkmann interviews Secretary Wilkie about what the Mission Act will mean for vets in Southern California and how it will be implemented. She also talk to him about veteran homelessness in L.A. County, the master plan for housing vets on the Westside and more.

With guest host Libby Denkmann

Guest:

Robert Wilkie, United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs