Trump signs bill to fund veterans medical care program


BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed an emergency spending bill that will pump more than $2 billion into a program that allows veterans to receive private medical care at government expense.

Trump, who made improving veterans care a central campaign promise, signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act while at his New Jersey golf club on Saturday. The bill, which addresses a budget shortfall at the Department of Veteran Affairs that threatened medical care for thousands of veterans, provides $2.1 billion to continue funding the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to seek private care.

Another $1.8 billion will go to core VA health programs, including 28 leases for new VA medical facilities.

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5 Comments on Trump signs bill to fund veterans medical care program


    ….if you don’t mind driving 200 miles round trip to the nearest V.A. medical facility.

    ….and you aren’t a 90 year old WW2 vet that can’t drive or sit in a car for 4 hours.

    ….and you have money for the co-pay.

    Otherwise, care for our veterans is absolutely fantastic!

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