Trump pick for VA post pledges to push back on privatization

Ronny Jackson
Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson is the White House physician and President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Veterans Administration. (U.S. Navy)

In an apparent bid to win bipartisan support from Congress, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged to push back against privatization of the military's healthcare system. 

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., who is the White House physician, made the assurances to Democratic senators during his visit to the Hill this week, the Washington Post reported. He held meetings with multiple senators this week in advance of his April 25 confirmation hearing, The Hill also reported

RELATED: 5 things to know about Ronny Jackson, Trump's pick to replace Shulkin at the VA

Free Daily Newsletter

Like this story? Subscribe to FierceHealthcare!

The healthcare sector remains in flux as policy, regulation, technology and trends shape the market. FierceHealthcare subscribers rely on our suite of newsletters as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data impacting their world. Sign up today to get healthcare news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

Suggested Articles

People still have trust in their doctors, according to a new survey.

Telemedicine might not be the silver bullet to improve rural healthcare.

The reduction in opioid prescriptions came at a cost to some pain patients.