Elspeth Cameron Ritchie • Maria D. Llorente
Optimizing Clinical Outcomes
War and politics are always intertwined, and both impact the health care of the active duty service member. The health of veterans may be still more sensitive to this interconnection because politicians often rally to their cause in order to further their own careers. The current President fires up his base by stressing veterans’ health issues, although it is unclear whether his efforts are helpful or harmful. His VA Secretaries and Senior Executives seem to come and go as if through a revolving door.