Jon Soltz, an Iraq War veteran and chair of the nonpartisan group VoteVets.org, released this statement:

“We’re pleased that Mr. Trump has confirmed that President Obama appointed good people at the VA, who are doing a good job, by elevating one of them to Secretary. Dr. David Shulkin understands the VA health care system and we fully expect that he will maintain its integrity. But, for Dr. Shulkin to gain our support, he must verify, under oath, that he will not implement any plan that would lead to full VA privatization — as Trump’s Koch-funded advisors laid out during the campaign.”

Before his current post in the VA, Shulkin was president of Morristown Medical Center, Gorybe Children’s Hospital, and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, and the Atlantic Health System Accountable Care Organization.

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