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PoliticsTrump takes credit for passing veterans bill that passed under Obama

05:50  19 june  2019
05:50  19 june  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Trump claims he passed a private-sector healthcare program for vets and that past presidents have failed in doing so for the last 45 years. But, the AP says that is not true. The program Trump is bragging about, Veterans Choice, passed in 2014 under the Obama administration. Also, VA Secretary Wilkie

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President Trump at his 2020 campaign kickoff rally on Tuesday took credit for passing a veteran's health care bill that was signed into law by former President Obama.

"We passed VA Choice," he said, referring to a bill that allows veterans to seek health options outside the Veterans Affairs-run system. "You go out now, you get a doctor, you fix yourself up, the doctor sends us the bill, we pay for it. And you know what? It doesn't matter because the life and the veteran is more important, but we also happen to save a lot of money doing that."

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Trump claims he passed a private-sector healthcare program for vets and that past presidents have failed in doing so for the last 45 years. But, the AP says that is not true. The program Trump is bragging about, Veterans Choice, passed in 2014 under the Obama administration. Also, VA Secretary Wilkie

Trump Continues to Steal Black Man’s Work; Takes Credit for Veterans ' Healthcare Changes Started Under Obama . Just last week, the president of rallies touted during, yep, you guessed it, a damn rally in Pennsylvania, that his administration “ Passed VA Choice and VA Accountability to give our

"They've been trying to get that passed also for about 44 years," he added.

In 2014, Obama signed a bill that permitted veterans to seek private care outside of Veterans Affairs facilities. It also gave money for the VA to hire additional doctors and nurses and overhauled the VA's electronic medical records.

Trump did sign the VA Mission bill, which permits veterans to have a private doctor if their wait time is 20 days (28 days in the case of specialty care) or if their drive is 30 minutes, according to an Associated Press fact check of similar comments by the president.

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