Trump signs bill to continue ‘doctor choice’ program for veterans

BIRCH RUN, MI - AUGUST 11: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a press conference before delivering the keynote address at the Genesee and Saginaw Republican Party Lincoln Day Event August 11, 2015 in Birch Run, Michigan. This is Trump's first campaign event since his Republican debate last week. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

By Bernie Monegain

President Donald Trump signed a bill Wednesday that temporarily extends a program that allows some veterans to get medical care in the private sector instead of the VA’s health system.

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin was present at the signing in the White House.

The extension of the program gives Shulkin time to create a broader plan that would make it easier for veterans to seek care outside the VA health system.

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Arnaldo Rodgers
Arnaldo Rodgers is an educated Psychologist and works as a Elementary grade teacher and counselor. He is also editor of Veterans News Now and reports on all issues related to U.S. Veterans. He is dedicated to excellence and making sure all Veterans get the news they need to make sure their lives are of the highest standards possible.

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