Feb 23, 2018

Senate's veterans bill will push for more non-VA care

A veteran walks out of an outpatient clinic in Texas.

A veteran walks out of an outpatient VA clinic in Texas. Photo: Robert Daemmrich / Corbis via Getty Images

The Senate is considering legislation that would make it easier for veterans to seek care outside of VA hospitals and clinics, Modern Healthcare reports.

Why it matters: Critics contend this would lead to the privatization of the VA health system. Concerned Veterans for America, a group funded by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, has supported the measure, and Modern Healthcare reports that the White House also lobbied senators heavily to get behind it.

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