Senate Approves Massive Overhaul of VA Health Care

“The Senate voted 92-5 Wednesday to approve landmark legislation to transform how the Department of Veterans Affairs delivers health care, but not before concerns were raised that funds have yet to be found to pay the estimated $55 billion price tag…”

“The Mission Act would replace the current Veterans Choice Program over the course of a year and expand the options for the nine million veterans served annually by the VA to choose private and community care when it’s in their best interests.”

“President Donald Trump has pledged to sign the bill quickly; a signing ceremony is expected on Memorial Day…”

“Some leaders of veterans service organizations initially had reservations about the rapid expansion of private care pushed by political appointees at the White house and within the VA. But…” Read the full article here.

Source: Senate Approves Massive Overhaul of VA Health Care – By Richard Sisk, May 23, 2018.

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