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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ VA Secretary Out, Privatization In?

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News, Sarah Kliff of, Anna Edney of Bloomberg News and Alice Ollstein of Talking Points Memo discuss President Donald Trump’s firing of David Shulkin, the secretary of Veterans Affairs, and Shulkin’s claim that he was forced out by those who want to privatize VA health care.

A Little-Known Activist Thinks Big About Single-Payer

Democratic legislators seem to favor an incremental approach to providing universal health care in California. Tech worker Dale Fountain has a more ambitious goal, even if it’s a long shot for now.