Apr 19, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump extends private health care access for veterans

Susan Walsh / AP

This morning, President Trump signed into law an extension of the Veterans Choice Program, an Obama-era stopgap program designed to give veterans — whom Trump branded "the most incredible people in our country" — easier access to private health care following the 2014 VA negligence scandal.

The big news: Trump announced that he'll be holding a press conference next Thursday to discuss veterans' issues.

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