Obama Budget Seeks To Strip Funding That Allows Veterans To Receive Faster Medical Care Outside VA System…

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by Tiffiny Ruegner

Remember those Americans who gave a blank check to protect their country. That blank check could be written for time away from family, to the loss of limb, all the way up to their life. Barack Obama is disregarding Veterans’ blank check by denying them the choice to proper medical care we owe to our vets.

    President Obama’s 2016 budget blueprint proposes rolling back a program that gives veterans the right to receive faster care outside of the long waitlists at the troubled Veterans Affairs medical system. Obama signed the Veterans Choice Program into law in August following months of partisan wrangling on Capitol Hill that finally led to a compromise measure to overhaul the agency.

    The Veterans Choice Program was a key GOP provision in the deal. Authored by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the measure provides “choice” cards to veterans that can be used to obtain…

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