President Trump campaigned on improving healthcare for veterans and this weekend, he took an important step towards that goal. He signed a bill which gives veterans more healthcare choices.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Trump signs bill helping vets get access to private medical care
President Trump signed into law a bill providing over $2 billion to open new Veterans Affairs department medical facilities and fund care for veterans seeking medical care outside the government system on Saturday.
“This bill will ensure that veterans continue to have the ability to see the doctor of their choice,” Trump said during a press conference at the bill’s signing. “You’re going to have immediate medical care for our veterans.”
The legislation, which passed the House unanimously, provides funding for veterans who seek treatment from a private doctor in certain cases. It also allows the Veterans Affairs department to lease 28 new facilities around the country, in an attempt to expand access to government-provided care. That makes it a compromise in the larger debate between conservative and liberal proponents of VA reform.
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This is great news for our veterans. They deserve so much better than they have gotten for years.
President Trump is honoring his commitment to them and deserves credit for that.