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The House passed legislation to allow more veterans to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs system.
The bill, known as the VA Mission Act, passed the House 347-70. It would allow more veterans to go outside the VA healthcare system and use private-sector doctors when VA medical centers cannot provide appointments within a month, veterans have to drive more than 40 minutes to access care, or when care is determined inadequate by VA leaders.
Through a statement from the White House press secretary, President Trump hailed the bill’s passage and urged the Senate to take it up swiftly. “The president encourages members of the Senate to put the needs of our nation’s veterans over partisan politics and pass this necessary legislation before Memorial Day to ensure that our nation’s bravest do not have to wait in never-ending lines to receive the care they rightfully deserve,” Sanders said.
For America’s veterans to be able to receive the best possible medical attention and in a timely manner.
With gratitude for President Trump’s expressed love and affection for America’s military men and women.