if DOD will becoming a joint partner with the VA, all medical records will already be on hand for the membership numbers. VA has some extreme intelligent executives who are far above the patients and healthcare professionals within the facilities - most affiliated with universities.
if possible to hand over the healthcare, hands on treatment to the university staff, transferring all present VA healthcare (hands on) professionals to university staff payrolls. Leaving the highly intelligent VA executives to manage the buildings and health claims??? I think, this might be a win / win scenario. A full spectrum of healthcare for our returning veterans, one they wouldn't be hesitate to use (stigma) with maternity and dependent care included getting rid of the need for Tricare all together.