Trump Signs Bill Funding Veteran Medical Care

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    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.

    "Today is another milestone in our work to transform the VA where we're doing record-setting business," Trump said.
     
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    So you only get medical care if you have put effort into losing body parts or your life so that the rich people can make more profit by invading oil rich countries.

    Wonderful.
     
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    No --- you get medical care if you need it --- period.

    As for the rest of your asinine characterization, it is to imbecilic to justify comment.
     
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    Wow, some people really hate veterans.
     
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    Oh wow, someone else who'll come out with the same old tactics every time.

    Do I hate veterans? No, what I hate is seeing people KILLED and MAIMED so that rich people can get a little richer. But hey, you don't seem to have a problem with that, do you?
     
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    Childish ... but, hey, we expect nothing else.
     

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