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Mayo Clinic Called On By Trump To Help VA

By Allan Alforte , Jan 13, 2017 05:56 AM EST
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President-elect Donald Trump had called on Mayo Clinic to help provide support to VA during a press conference. He spoke about the current state of the VA health care system, saying that veterans are "treated horribly." Trump then explained his plan to reform VA health care, which would involve setting up a group of, "some of the great hospitals of the world." He then mentioned the Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic.

During the press conference, President-elect Donald Trump talked about how veterans were treated horribly. He mentioned his plans to reform the VA health care. The plan involves setting up a group the greatest hospitals in the world. On December 28, a meeting in Palm Beach, Florida a meeting between Trump and the leaders of the top institutions that would participate in the plan to help the VA, took place. In attendance were Dr. Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic President and CEO, Delos Consgrove, M.D. president and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, David Torchiana, president and CEO of Partners HealthCare and Paul Rothman, M.D. CEO of John Hopkins Medicine.

Mayo Clinic assured its commitment to help the U.S. government and the U.S. military. This tradition goes back to the origins of Mayo Clinic. The clinic will share its expertise with the incoming VA administration leadership. Mayo Clinic will also provide support on other relevant health issues according to a report by KIMT.com. Last month, dozens of veterans group had met with the transition team from President-elect Donald Trump. The group had outlined their priorities. The group opposes any push for privatization.

Each of the organization had outlined their priorities in the meeting. The general theme that these VA groups share is keeping the VA strong and taking care of veterans. Although Trump stated that he will not seek privatization of the VA, he is expected to seek a major revamp of the department according to an article by Military.com.

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