13 Jun '18, 10pm

Trump Is Sabotaging a Veterans’ Health Care Law He Just Signed https://t.co/DX7rYYKCqd

Trump Is Sabotaging a Veterans’ Health Care Law He Just Signed https://t.co/DX7rYYKCqd

Billy Hathorn/Wikimedia Commons Donate Subscribe Share Tweet Print Email Last Wednesday, Donald Trump gathered lawmakers, veterans’ advocates, and journalists in the White House Rose Garden to bask in an elusive political victory with the signing of the VA Mission Act. The law was forged with bipartisan input and was backed by 38 veterans service organizations. It also received overwhelming Democratic support. Only two of the 42 members of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee opposed the bill when it came up for a vote. Those lawmakers—Rep. Tim Walz and Sen. Bernie Sanders—still applauded many of the law’s statutes, from its expansion of the VA caregiver program for post 9/11 veterans to the raising of limits on a debt reduction program aimed at attracting doctors to the agency. These lawmakers expressed concerned that the law will make permanent the privatizing...

Full article: https://washingtonmonthly.com/2018/06/13/trump-is-sabotag...

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