Can the Procter & Gamble CEO clean up the VA?
As a young man, Robert McDonald studied war and trained as a paratrooper to help wage it. Now, as the White House prepares to nominate him for secretary of Veterans Affairs, he'll turn his mind to the aftermath of conflict and the 9 million former American service people enrolled for care. If confirmed by the Senate, he'll succeed Eric Shinseki, a retired general who resigned last monthamid explosive charges of mismanagement, falsification of records and a toxic culture that left patients waiting indefinitely for treatment. Earlier this month, the acting head of the agency confirmed that 35 veterans left off a list died before seeing a doctor, perhaps as result of the delay.
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