This just in:
The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Northport, NY has a new administration that has been tasked with deconstructing the existing health structure to that of - 1) CBOC, a community based outpatient clinic 2) Nursing Home w/ possible Assisted Living 3) Mental Health Clinic. The word on the street has been that this would take about five more years to enact and bring online. It is no secret that a local, very large, private sector health system has had their eyes on the patient list at the VAMC Northport for the last 6-8 years.
The VAMC Northport still remains a toxic waste dump, and that may render the entire facility condemned and shuttered within that five year time frame.
Just remember.....If you like your VA, you can keep your VA!