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Trump Signs Law Giving Vets More Healthcare Options

President Trump signed the Veterans Choice Program Extension and Improvement Act on Wednesday, cementing into law a piece of legislation that “eliminates the original sunset date on the Veterans Choice Program.” As a result of the law, veterans who aren’t able to secure a timely appointment with a VA clinic will have the ability to seek care from eligible non-VA clinics and hospitals. In signing the bill, Trump has taken an important step towards fulfilling his many promises to America’s veterans that he made on the campaign trail last year.

According to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, the new law will serve as a lifeline to suffering vets while comprehensive reform legislation makes its way through Capitol Hill.

“Using funds that have already been appropriated for this program, this gives our nation’s heroes the peace of mind they deserve while this administration works with Congress to enact comprehensive reform and modernization at the VA,” Spicer said.

At the signing, President Trump said, “The veterans have poured out their sweat and blood and tears for this country for so long, and it’s time that they’re recognized, and it’s time that we now take care of them, and take care of them properly.”

Trump said the new law would mean veterans would not have to travel extraordinary distances and wait for weeks to get the healthcare they need.

“Some people have to travel five hours, eight hours, and they have to do it on a weekly basis, and even worse than that. It’s not going to happen anymore,” he said.

By signing the bill, Trump ensures that the remaining money allocated to the Choice program – nearly a billion dollars – will not go to waste, and he sets the stage for his administration to work with Congress to pursue legislation that will give veterans more flexibility and affordability when it comes to seeking care. Additionally, the new law will now compel the VA to cover co-payments and deductibles for vets who choose a private doctor rather than forcing to vets to wait for reimbursement after the fact. That’s no small clause, seeing as how many vets are already living on extremely tight budgets that don’t give them much room for error.

The bill was a rare case of truly bipartisan legislation in an era of increasingly partisan divide in Washington. In an op-ed for Fox News, Republican senators John McCain and Jerry Moran said it should only represent the first step towards improving the nation’s VA healthcare structure:

As we work to ensure all veterans have access to care, we must develop an informed, strategic plan for the future of veteran healthcare through the VA. No veteran should worry they won’t be able to get the care they need. Where there are gaps that local providers can fill, such as in rural areas, the community should fill them. Our veterans should feel confident in the large network of providers both inside and outside VA facilities that are dedicated to their needs.

This is the kind of initiative that politicians on both sides of the aisle can get behind, but it all starts with White House leadership. It starts with a president who actually gives a damn about our fighting men and women. Thankfully, we finally have that president.

 


  • jgfsmf

    Awesome! If anyone deserves this, it’s our veterans. You Rock President Trump!

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    • mrpoohead

      Dummy, he may sign the laws but the President doesn’t make them – the House does. Duh! If he doesn’t sign them they are enacted after ten days. Big deal! The President is a figure-head not some all powerful Genie. Good grief Charlie Brown!

      • David Munson

        Well, he signed it, didn’t he?! He also championed the cause.

        • mrpoohead

          And if he didn’t sign? It would be enacted after ten days – pomp!

          • Herb1949

            obummer spent 8 years telling the congress not to send him bills like this because he would veto them…
            Trump ask congress to send him this bill. He has also ask them to send him a bill that would will revamp the VA. obummer never did that.

          • mrpoohead

            Any proof to your idiocies?

          • mrpoohead

            Try again doofus – the Bill was introduced in 2013 and co-sponsored by Bernie Sanders.

            Folk like you are a joke – check your facts first dimwit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            A President can veto – can’t imagine one vetoing a Bill like this. Public suicide! Equally as it was supported by all but three senators easy to over-ride veto. Duh!

          • arley_barley

            Tell the ‘Rest of the Story,’ in-that, ‘And if he Vetoed the Bill, it would go back, for reconsideration, and another Vote, to overcome the Veto.’ …. and neither of these options were invoked, ergo, Bill becomes Law, and that my friend, has nothing to do with being a ‘figure-head,’ as you so ineptly decry, as ‘Fact.’

          • mrpoohead

            If the veto is over-ridden then the Bill is enacted – I feel like I’m teaching Kindy! No second veto – fail! Figure-head!

            Recommend “Congress for Kids”! Folk like you really don’t deserve a vote – people died so you could have one, the least you could do is understand how it works. Moron!

      • Estell Newton

        You must be a democrat.

        • sweetolbob

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          He’s not only a stool head, he’s also a sorehead.
          His vulgar bit*h LOST ! And he just can’t get over it !
          Bwaaaaaa, ha ha ha ha ha ha !

      • jgfsmf

        Well hello hole. I haven’t see you trolling around lately. President Trump and his administration have already done more for our veterans then that last guy did in 8 years. To someone like you who seems to hate all our veterans, that doesn’t mean much, but to me, it does.

        • mrpoohead

          President is a figure-head and pen-pusher – what did you expect them to do? House makes Bills – duh!

          • jgfsmf

            You sound jealous. It really is sad when somebody does good for people like our veterans and you liberals still complain. And you wonder why you lost in November.

          • mrpoohead

            Jealous of what? Never voted Democrat, just pointing out facts – that’s all it’s ever been about for me. Duh!

          • Jim Strong

            I am sure you vote with the Communist Party.

          • mrpoohead

            That would be a wasted vote as we don’t have proportional representation and the Communist Party have maybe 5000 members. Obviously you come from a long line of stupid! Hopefully you won’t procreate!

          • Lee Sepulvado

            poohead, do you know the other 4999?

          • mrpoohead

            As I am in business and have a property portfolio why on earth would I be a communist? I look forward to your response!

          • Marilyn Z

            Just block the poopheaded trolls and life is so much sweeter. No point in wasting your time on the ignorant lefty liberals.

          • Lee Sepulvado

            Marilyn: ignorant lefty liberals is just what poophead and his henchman are. Fact is, they do not deserve to live in the United States of America.

          • Marilyn Z

            Does’t it astound you that anyone with half a brain would wish the nightmare of communism on this country? I guess they don’t even have half a brain. If they would only look around at all the great SUCCESSFUL communist countries and how well they are doing and how happy their people are, maybe the truth would sink in. I guess they want it so badly that they refuse to accept the fact that it is not workable while it is as obvious as the noses on their faces.

          • Vicki M

            Check out Venezuela. It used to be a vibrant society, capitalistic; now Socialistic/communistic.

          • Marilyn Z

            It really is heartbreaking when you think about it. Look what happened to Cuba…very sad.

            COMMUNISM only works for the elite. The rest of us are only around to keep them in the status they think they deserve. Look at the poor Clintons…they were not only broke, but DEAD broke when they left the WH and had to steal thousands of dollars worth of WH furnishings/decorative items to even begin to maintain any semblance of a lifestyle. If we had a communist government as the left wants…she could have totally cleaned out the WH and no one would care since there would always be more to steal elsewhere.

          • mrpoohead

            I emigrated! Why live in a country that is the bottom of the barrel, among it’s peers (W Europe et al) when you can have paradise!

            US; worst social disparity, social mobility, healthcare and education systems; plus a homicide rate five to ten times our peers. In 2015 we averaged a mass shooting everyday – the UK, one in ten years, Australia one in twenty, Switzerland two in the lifetime of the gun. Numero uno toilet – USA! USA! USA!

          • David in MA

            when you leaving?

          • mrpoohead

            Left years ago! Why stay in a toilet when you have options?

          • David in MA

            Left to where?

          • mrpoohead

            Paradise and irrelevant. W Europe, Canada, NZ and Australia all have better societies!

          • Lee Sepulvado

            Jim: Can you believe mrpoohead’s right to act this way was/is defended by our military? What a great country we have!

          • Lee Sepulvado

            mrpoohead, why do you keep saying “Duh!”?

          • mrpoohead

            Stupid comment deserves “stupid” response – duh!

          • Donald Johnston

            So the president is just a figure head? Narcissistic Obama is going to be shocked because he thought he was God and didn’t need Congress. Over 1000 Executive Orders proved that.

          • mrpoohead

            Really? Obama wrote 276 EO’s, less than the previous two Presidents and less than most.

            An EO is for moral and technical enforcement of Bills already passed – also at behest of House, emergencies. They are also easily negated by Congress and the “people”.

            As you look like an old fart I’ll assume you have Alzheimer’s. If, not why do you bother voting? People died to give you the vote, would it not be prudent to understand what you are voting for? You don’t deserve a vote you ignoramus. Obama like previous Presidents played the cards dealt by Congress – no he did not over-step the mark.

            You are just another dumb, bigoted old fool! Get a life grandpa!

          • mrpoohead

            What no response? Only allowed computer time once a day huh – oh, the joys of being in mental health care.

          • Lee Sepulvado

            mrpoohead: You should respect people with mental health issues.

          • Lee Sepulvado

            Worse yet, many liberals and radicals thought the former president was practically a supreme being.

          • mrpoohead

            No President is God – zero power, duh! Nixon moron, Kennedy and Clinton scum, BushII lacklustre. The rest no problem; generally eloquent and compassionate.

            Trump – biggest joke ever. Doesn’t even understand the job! Complete moron!

          • arley_barley

            But, who, in the House, Authored the Bill?? Who-all signed on as Co-Signers?? Who promoted the Bill?? Who voted not to pass the Bill??
            Ask yourself, ‘How long did it take POTUS Trump, to Consummate the Bill into Law,’ and then, perhaps, you will prove your ‘Blog name’ to not be quite so true.

          • mrpoohead

            This Bill was introduced in 2013, one of the co-signers was Bernie Sanders. Three voted against it – all Republicans.

            A Bill is presented to the President – if it is not signed then it is enacted after ten days, a veto requires a physical action. Nothing to do with Trump other than the pomp of signing – lucky for him. ‘Bout the first thing he’s done!

            You really don’t deserve a vote do you?

          • arley_barley

            Thank you for responding to my questions, mrpoohead. Please save the ‘nasty-mouth’ for use when needed, as only you seem able to see fit.

          • mrpoohead

            You need to acquire better language skills then – you words were accusatory! You look older than myself – you didn’t know how things worked? Please don’t vote again, you don’t deserve too – I recommend “Congress for Kids”!

          • Lee Sepulvado

            And you, sir, are a poohead and you are disrespectful.

          • David in MA

            and your an ass.

          • mrpoohead

            That’s a pragmatic factual ass to you!

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      • George E. LeFebvre

        You obviously must be a DUMBOCRAT.

        • mrpoohead

          Nope – just know how government works. Houses makes Bills!

          • Marialice Barone

            We get it. You took a course in govt 101

          • mrpoohead

            Just “Congress for Kids” – maybe you should try it.

          • dennis w

            HAVING TROUBLE TRYING TO JUSTIFY THE STUPID COMMENTS YOU MAKE…….??????
            YOU’RE AN IDIOT……..
            THE MORE YOU COMMENT THE ‘STUPIDER’ YOU SOUND……..
            BETTER TO BE THOUGHT A STUPID DEMONCRAT THAN TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND REMOVE ALL DOUBT………..
            AGAIN…YOU’RE AN IDIOT……..

          • mrpoohead

            Never voted Democrat and yet to be refuted. An’ I’m the stupid one – at least i know how to use the Caps Lock key.

          • America1st

            Partially correct. The House is responsible for initiating all appropriations bills. Both the House and Senate have the ability to pass bills. Legislation is passed once both the House and Senate agree upon the legislation. It becomes law when the President signs or not should the President veto the bill. Civics 102.

          • mrpoohead

            The President has to physically veto, if not the Bill is enacted after ten days whether he signs or not! Lesson 103.

      • steve whitlow

        Hey Poo Poo Head what a great name for you, I can tell you are not a Vet. If Trump wanted to & he may do it it would pass in the majority of Congress with flying Red White & Blue colors, so go sit in the back of the bus where you belong the minority pin head. Thanks SCW a Vietnam Era Vet. 1965-1971.

        • mrpoohead

          House passes Bills, President waves a pencil or not – irrelevant!

      • Walter Flatt

        YOU ALL AND THIS GOVERNMENT HAD BETTER WORRY ABOUT THE MUSLIMS HERE AT HOME ESPECIALLY THE 5 CAMPS IN NORTH VA. CLOSE TO WASHINGTON.

        PUBLIC LAW 414, PAGE 2, SECTION 212, WAS PASSED IN 1952 THAT BANS ALL PEOPLE TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTY, AND MUSLIMS QUALIF TO BE DEPORTED. READ THE QURAN, THEIR BIBLE.

        COULD IT BE THAT OBAMA HAS SET US UP FOR HIM TO LEAD A MUSLIM INVASION OF OUR COUNTRY? READ THEIR BIBLE, THE QURAN.

        IF NOT,

        WHY ARE THERE 5 MUSLIM CAMPS IN N. VIRGINA, CLOSE TO DC.

        WHY TRY AND BUY UP ALL AMMO AND TAKE OUR GUNS.

        WHY ALLOW IN EXCESS OF 36 MUSLIM CAMPS. (PERHAPS HUNDREDS)

        (BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE? SOME STATE HAS MORE THAN ONE. BUILT AND SUPPORTED BY YOUR TAX MONEY.

        WHY, WHILE IN OFFICE, DID HE SET HIS CABINET WITH MOSTLY MUSLIMS.

        WHY, WAS HILLIARY’S TOP AIDE A RADICAL MUSLIM,

        LAST WHY, DID OBAMA SEND BILLIONS TO HIS MUSLIM FRIENDS.

        • Linda Shelton

          You are more than a little bit off topic and while I agree with you, stay on topic.

        • sweetolbob

          Second the motion ! !

        • mrpoohead

          Muslims 1% of the population – they must be pretty special if they are going to take over. Superman, Robocop? Most of the one’s I’ve known have married non-Muslims and the kids are all agnostic. Get a life zippy!

          What Billions?

          • Estell Newton

            They have a camp in Willow Springs, MO. Small town so it doesn’t make sense unless they are getting ready for something. Not to mention the fact that there are also ISIS here and KKK. Something’s bound to happen sooner or later.

          • mrpoohead

            Dream on! You’ve been watching too many movies and reading too much idiotic right wing claptrap.

          • Estell Newton

            Get your head out of your butt. This is reality. Everyone here knows about including the police. You need to look at reality because apparently you’ve been reading fairy tales all your life and have no idea what reality is. They are here and everyone except you seem to realize it.

          • mrpoohead

            1% of Muslims are ISIS, 1% of the population is Muslim – yeah; I’m really worried.

          • Marialice Barone

            If 1 percent of ISIS is Muslim, that makes millions since there are billions of muslims. That’s far too many!

          • mrpoohead

            Try reading properly – my nine year old can give you lessons if you need help.

          • Voice Of Reason

            You have a kid? Planned Parenthood didn’t work.

          • mrpoohead

            Wasn’t in charge – don’t get to make decisions. Just obey. C’est la vie!

          • Estell Newton

            You should be scared. Only an idiot isn’t. Wakeup before it’s too late. And the groups aren’t small. They are in the hundreds at least. O’bama brought them here to take over our country. You better be prepared to fight. By the way, they hate gays more than they do Christians. Just thought you should know. And their is more that one sect of Muslims.

          • mrpoohead

            There’s 320 million to a hundred – oh dear! The Immigration Department allowed them to come not the President – they are vetted, our latest ones are home-grown idiots! Possibly all have mental health issues. LGBT have more rights in some Middle East countries than they do in the US, women have equal rights in some too – we have yet to pass that legislation. Wakey, wakey!

            Currently Islamic extremists are basically ISIS – few pockets here and there. In numbers they would struggle to make up 1% of all and possibly even as small as 0.1% of all! The KKK and other assorted morons probably have a similar number of the population. Get a life!

          • America1st

            24.1% = 1.8 billion of world population is muslin. Worried yet?

          • mrpoohead

            No. And I doubt anything like 1% of them are ISIS – suspect number much less than idiotic right wing nut-jobs in America.

          • America1st

            You can deny the facts as much as you want. It still doesn’t change the truth so remain delusional and totally clueless.

          • mrpoohead

            What facts – ISIS make up no more than idiotic Christian groups. Terrorism – 5% is Islamic (FBI and Europol figures) – the rest is other idiots. In 2015 we averaged a mass shooting every day, which one got national news? The only one that involved a Muslim. Pathetic and ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            No denying; terrorism is dreadful. Muslims however do not have the monopoly on it by a long way. 95% of the idiots are home-grown and not Muslim. Them’s the facts, not cherry-picked drivel!!!!!!!!!!!!

            ISIS control small part of the world, a long way from us and are being dealt with by other Muslims – them’s the facts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Marialice Barone

            They certainly are making an impact in Europe. London has a number of areas where sharia law is enforced. They say France will be over 20 percent Muslim in 10 years

          • mrpoohead

            Really, Europe’s population of Muslims is 2% – some have been there for 500 years. Many inter-marry and kids agnostic – well all the ones I know.
            haria
            Sharia Law not enforce in London, though if both parties want they can be adjudged via Sharia. Sharia Law only exists in one country – the only country that isn’t secular. The rest use bits of Sharia like we use bits of Biblical, the rest is civil. Most of Sharia is common-sense.

            Remove the tin-foil hat and grow up.

          • Marialice Barone

            What difference does it make how it’s used. The fact it’s in a Democratic country that considers women as equal is disturbing enough when sharia law denigrates women.
            You are totally wrong about the Percentage of Muslims in France. Are you so insecure that you need to spend time correcting everyone on this blog.
            Can’t you just let others have an opinion without making sure they know you are soooo right…typical Fascist liberal. Try being tolerant..not everyone is wrong or thinks like you!

          • mrpoohead

            They use elements of Sharia. France and Muslims – I can read, you are wrong or prove. Biblical Law – death penalty for none virgins on wedding night; girls only. Witchcraft – girls only. Try again! Biblical Law not overly kind to girls either. Duh!

            Fascist – right wing extremism. There is no extreme liberalism – how can there be! Extreme left – communism. Politics 101! Duh!

          • Marialice Barone

            Well Fascism is basically intolerance for any opinion that Fascists don’t believed. Hitler, Mussolini, pol pot, mao, Stalin all killed those who didn’t go along with their program. I guess they weren’t Fascists though!
            I find liberals pretty darn intolerant! How do you defend the lack of free speech presently on university campuses!

          • mrpoohead

            Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot – communist. The very opposite of fascism – no schooling huh?

            Liberalism – freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, free markets, civil rights, democratic societies, secular governments, gender equality, and international cooperation.

            Ignorance is bliss in your house I guess?

          • Marialice Barone

            I dont think you know the definition of Fascism…you can be a communist and a Fascist. Since when is present day liberal progressive for free speech..what do you call the shut down of free speech at universities
            You are also one rude, insecure dude. Can you have a discussion without insults.

          • mrpoohead

            Suggest you look up fascism – you are wrong, or find reputable reference.

            You started the insults – I merely riposted. Awwwwww, diddums!

            Insecure, but always right I think is what you meant!

          • Marialice Barone

            That was then Sharia law is now and stop duhing!

          • mrpoohead

            What – duh! Sharia and Biblical Law – pretty much the same drivel! Everybody uses one as a code, they just don’t use all of the “rules”. Only one uses country Sharia Law in entirety! Duh! In fact some have Equal Rights that we have yet to pass and LGBT have more rights in Turkey and Lebanon plus maybe some more. Back to school?

          • Marialice Barone

            Fascism is not right wing extremism and could just as well be left wing extremism.

          • mrpoohead

            No! That’s communism – duh!

          • mrpoohead

            Gave up – huh? Facts win – thank you. I’ll take that as an apology!

          • Marialice Barone

            France has a Muslim population of 7.5 percent, the highest in Europe.

          • mrpoohead

            …and it hasn’t really been growing as fast as you need. 99%+ of Muslims are not ISIS. Get a life!

          • Marialice Barone

            As a woman I don’t see how much common senses it engenders unless you are a man!

          • mrpoohead

            Because you are cherry-picking the nasty bits – Biblical Law has those too. Take those out and it’s common-sense stuff! Thou shall not kill – duh!

          • Marialice Barone

            Why in Gods name would I wear a tin foil hat..is that supposed to put me in my place so there!

          • mrpoohead

            No: means open your eyes and stop reading cherry-picked drivel. 99% of Muslims are not ISIS and do not live under Sharia Law – duh!

      • sweetolbob

        poohead:
        As I said; The little pencil necked, muslim fraud would have NEVER done anything like this !

        • mrpoohead

          The House passes Bills, nothing to do with President – duh!

      • Bob Hills

        Poo, you are a special kind of stupid

      • Harold Sammons

        Somone should have broght that to Obama’s attention!

        • mrpoohead

          Why; what did he do that was beyond his remit? Nothing!

      • Jim Strong

        You made a mistake mrpoohead . you should have used mrshithead.

      • rand

        I agree with you on how Gov’t works! You must have missed politics 101.
        What do you think will happen when Congress does not follow through with true reform??

        • mrpoohead

          On the assumption you mean Trump’s pre-election rhetoric – nothing! He’ll just look stupid, but he’s doing a really good job of that anyway.

      • Lee Sepulvado

        A figure head is a lot better than a poohead. You sound like you don’t really respect the president. Is it the office or is it President Trump?

        • mrpoohead

          Respect is earned – I have to earn respect from my kids just a s much as they have to earn mine.

          Zero respect for Trump – his pre-election rhetoric was complete BS. The President does not have the power to make law or policy. Complete drivel! Thus, zero respect!

          Having said that; Trump or Clinton – both repugnant, neither worthy! On the bright side we got the more entertaining one, albeit the bigger joke! Got to laugh – the rest of the world is!

          • Trump is very difficult for an educated person to listen to with his redundant speech patterns and terrible sentence structure. I almost need a translator to understand him. He speaks English like a 2nd grader. I agree with you that this lifetime leftist pretending to be a conservative Republican is indeed a repugnant joke.

          • mrpoohead

            Can’t really see him being a leftie – selfish prick, yes!

          • I cannot see him as a conservative Republican as he shares none of Republican’s ideology. His history is of being a far left liberal Democrat insider and kingmaker in the party. It is Trump that gave America Obama with the help of George Soros money. The fact are that he is a “lefty” to his very core.

          • mrpoohead

            Trump only has self-interest as a belief – anything to grow Trump! He’s a show-man and a phoney! Wouldn’t trust him as far as I can kick him. I read foreign newspapers – all are very disparaging, they regard as something one finds on the bottom of your shoe. He’s a joke!

      • Walter Flatt

        IF IT IS DONE RIGHT, YOU ARE RIGHT, BUT HE ALWAYS CAN VETO ANY BILL HE DOES NOT LIKE.

        • mrpoohead

          Which can then be over-rode by Congress – figure-head! Can’t make laws or policy – figure-head! If Bill not signed, Bill enacted after ten days – veto has to be physical act! Figure-head! Thus; no wall, no bans, no mass deportations, no idiocies!

      • junkmailbin

        so jsut about everything Ogayarab wrote is illegal and has no effect???? How is the CRI doing

        • mrpoohead

          Name two things that Obama did that stretched the blanket. What is CRI?

    • kassa1

      I think our veterans deserve it before we bring in illegals and give them every free be under the world because the Democrat party wants to do their Saul a Lynskey overwhelm the system with DEBT!

      • Walter Flatt

        THEY HAVE NEARY BANKRUPT THIS COUNTRY NOW, FIRST TIME IN HISTORY THAT OUR CREDIT WAS LOWERED.

  • mrpoohead

    Awwwww – first 100 days and not one of his idiotic ideas passed. Go Trump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        You are very attractive – I could pimp for you and we’d make a lot more money.

        • Marialice Barone

          Ignorant

          • mrpoohead

            Moron!

        • America1st

          Troll, your true profession revealed. Explains the grandstanding displayed in your irrelevant comments.

          • mrpoohead

            Did you read the comment responded too – dummy!

    • David in MA

      Why don’t you go find a tall building and jump off the roof?

      • mrpoohead

        Does the MA stand for Morons & Assoc. You failed everywhere – I rock!

    • Marty

      Get your head out of the sand: the VETS deserve the best not the dregs that tha liberal, socialist , lefties want to give them the left-overs .

      • mrpoohead

        What – facts is facts. Trump biggest joke ever! Which I’m quite enjoying – beats anything on the TV!

        • Harold Sammons

          Mr poo head( what a handle); You run down Trump, who has every hate group, DemoncRAT, anti American, muslim, Illegal,criminal, anti veteran, all the evil in this nation and what is spilling into this country from all over the world: he has most political supposed to be supporting the POTUS all fighting his every move and supporting ugly terrorist and worthless friends who do them favors; all so that an other worthless POS is installed in the Presidency; that they can kiss their ass and advance their worthless life!

          • mrpoohead

            Noting to do with being Democrat – Nixon moron, Kennedy and Clinton scum, BushII lacklustre, Trump joke! President is figure-head – he’s a joke as were the others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • joe

      why don’t you get your head out of your as$, maybe you can see the light

    • Mario LoCasto

      Shit for brains never served in the military maybe you need spend a year or two shoveling this bullshit to moronic asshole in Berkeley and take the rest of the liver Lily cowards go to hell with the rest of the liberals who think they can buy piece and bend over and do nothing

      • mrpoohead

        Liberalism be damned – facts is facts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • sweetolbob

      mrstoolhead:
      The first 100 days is an artificial deadline created by the obstruction democRATS and the complicit Presstitutes to be able to loudly criticize and denigrate the most effective PRESIDENT we’ve had in at least 8 years. 100 days means nothing. Neither do your stupid postings.

      • mrpoohead

        Don’t really care – the pre-election rhetoric was idiotic and the President has zip power. He told folk what they wanted to hear and the retarded loved it. Funny as! No, not a Clinton fan she was equally as repugnant and un-worthy. At least we ended up with the biggest entertainment and the biggest joke!

  • David in MA

    I have used this and it is a great idea, however, there needs to be more work done on it in the area of doctors and medical facilities accepting the Choice Programs payment system. I made 4 scheduled appointments before I found the doctor does not accept HEALTH NET coverage, so he billed my medicare coverage, I told him if he did not accept HEALTH NET I should have been told immediately and not to expect me to pay any balances.

    • Pirate 101

      If they accepted Medicare, and you have a supplement, hospitals are not supposed to charge any additional charges. Talk to medicare about that. 800-medicare. I don’t know how this works with doctors.

      In any case, the choice program should cover any balance beyond Medicare. I think it should pay what I have to pay for a Medicare supplement. For me, that is over $200 per month. My VA doctor says I am lucky that I have Medicare and a supplement. So many veterans don’t have that. They are unable to get Medicare. I would be dead on the street without it.

  • Mario LoCasto

    Thank you MR President great job.
    This not only helps veterans it will also help the VA HOSPITAL over the long run. This makes more sense allowing veterans Choices and helping with over burden VA HOSPITAL system. Thank you again MR President keep up the good work.

    • sweetolbob

      Be sure and hit the caps lock when you type PRESIDENT TRUMP.
      You can smell liberals burning on every breeze. I LUVIT !

  • Richard Levine

    The VA always seems to come up with a good-sounding scheme, but makes so many obstacles in the vets path that the scheme as advertised is a poor solution. VA has been trying to redirect funds from the Choice program to something else. They are a great agency at providing substandard, minimal or no care to veterans. They are more interested in enriching themselves via their powerful union. When an employee fails to deliver, they promote the employee and shield them. This is even in the face of death from their neglect. The government is hopeless in controlling this agency. One high-level veterans service organization believes that if the care or specialty is inadequate at the VA, the veteran can go to a civilian expert. I never saw this in the documents concerning the program. His organization participates on both Congressional Veterans Affairs Commitiees. The VA will never meet the real, health care quality needs of veterans as currently constituted. It is just another dysfunctional government agency.

    • Pirate 101

      I live in Panama city Florida. The nearest VA hospital is in biloxi Mississippi. That is 300 miles from here. Yes, there are clinics, but they are, at best, a place to get pills. That helps, and I have experienced good care from caring personnel. They are frustrated by the limitations imposed on them.
      I will wait to see how this works out.

      If I could just make my own appointments, show them my useless Choice Card, and go about my way, I would be happy. Now another layer of beaurocracy has been added. I used to get travel pay to cover fuel expenses. Now no one knows how to do that. Screwup after screwup.

      I am blind in one eye because of it.

      No VA employee should be hired that is not a veteran. It is not a make work program. People’s lives depend on it.

      • Walter Flatt

        I AGREE WITH THE HIRING, AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO TO ANY HOSPITAL, PHARMACY AND DOCTOR OF YOUR CHOICE. THIS WOULD SAVE THE TAX PAYER BILLIONS A YEAR AND MAKE SURE OUR MEDICINE IS MADE IN THE USA.

  • george briar

    there would be no end to the good deeds President Trump would accomplish if the stupid democrats would get out of his way, and we can do something about that next year at mid term elections bu voting out as many democrats as we can.

  • dank440

    Outstanding! A Great commander in Chief !

  • juneausr

    Hey Moorhead, go back to California and shut up !

  • carpkiller

    Now all you have to do is find someone other than the VA to explain to all vets how all this is going to work. I can tell you as a vet that the VA is not going to do it. They may say they will and are but vets will not get what they need from the VA expainers.

    • sweetolbob

      carp:
      And simplify the paperwork so that other hospitals and clinics can afford the time to provide the needed services.
      Do it RIGHT !

  • jreg9304

    Slightly over a hundred days and Trump has done tenfold more than Obozo in 8 years!

  • marten

    I have NEVER used the VA because one location where the Army sent me a Veteran died waiting for a doctor’s appointment. This is signing by Trump is a step in the right direction, now if they would just start paring back the bureaucracy and let the doctors and nurses do their jobs, the system might (and I did say MIGHT) get better. Also, bonuses for administrators should be gone. You should not reward failure and indifference. Seriously, Vets are not just numbers!

  • PION????R

    I’m a veteran and had that choice previously. Thanks President Obama. And thanks President Trump for signing it.

  • Walter Flatt

    ALL CONGRESS AND THE SENATE HAVE TO OD TO SAVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND GIVE VETERANS THE CARE NEED AND ALLOW THEIR FAMILY TO BE CLOSE TO THEM, IS,

    SET THE SYSTEM UP TO ALLOW ALL VETS TO GO TO ANY HOSPITAL, DOCTOR OR PHARMACY OF THEIR CHOICE. OUR MECICINE IS SHIPPED FROM ARIZONIA AND CAN TAKE UP TO 2 WEEKS TO GET. IF I HAVE TO GO TO A VET HOSPITAL IT IS 60 MILES ONE WAY AND THERE IS NO PLACE FOR MY WIFE CAN AFFORD TO STAY. I HAVE 2 OF THE BEST HOSPITALS IN THIS COUNTRY, ONE WITHIN 5 BLOCKS, AND THE OTHER 2 MILES OF MY HOUSE AND MY FAMILY CAN VISIT. PLUS IF IT IS REAL SERIOUS, I HAVE TO GOT TO NASHVILLE, OR ST. LOUIS MO. BOT IS APPROXIMATELY 200 MILES ONE WAY. YES, I AM A KOREAN COMBAT VET. 51/53

  • Tom F

    Does anybody know how long it will take the VA to actually roll this out so veterans can use it? I need it, as do many others, but the VA isn’t famous for speed.

  • sweetolbob

    Go Trump ! The little pencil necked, muslim fraud would NEVER have done anything like this !

  • Marialice Barone

    Hard to believe that a our vets have been treated so badly for so,long!

  • tax man

    Great news, now please give our Vietnam Vets who served on ships in Vietnam their Agent Orange coverage! Congress gave it to us, but The VA took it away. Many have died from Agent Orange only to be denied all coverage by the VA due to “costs”. Shame on them! Many of us need this medical coverage for illnesses we got while fighting for America! Thank you. Our own Vets should be housed and given medical care before any illegal aliens or refugees are provided services.

  • thank you donald trump, this is great.!

  • C6Vette

    What a difference from Ovomit, he wanted us (Veterans) ALL take out private Insurance to REPAY the VA for our Treatment of health issues created while serving, this happened near the beginning of his 1st term maybe 20011! He was Pissed when none of would take him up on his offer to BUY OUR OWN INSURANCE to repay the VA and Chastised us on National TV! The guy/girl/it whatever he is HATES the Military & the Veterans that risk their lives to keep Wars off our own shore! I’d rather fight in someone else’s backyard than our own but not the Libturds!!!

  • Judibug

    It is too bad this is thru the “Choice Program” which a Vet friend of mine has ‘tried to work thru’. He has been approved thru them for treatment then has to do it all over again & wait forever. People you get a hold of say …they know nothing about it or isn’t their fault ..duh 🙁 Even the VA Clinic here locally says, “Good Luck” at even getting a hold of them.

  • What about the thousands of Vietnam era veterans who cannot get benefits because their records were destroyed in various fires in Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri? This bill was a band-aid on a problem that is deplorable. A dd-214 should be sufficient evidence that a veteran served honorably and is deserving of benefits.

    • Arizona Don

      President Donald Trump has done more for veterans in 98 days then Obama did in eight years. I am a 100% Vietnam disabled veteran.

  • The Capatin

    Thank you President Trump. This Vietnam-era veteran won’t forget.

  • Tom F

    How many months or years will it take the VA bureaucracy to actually put this into effect? Not holding my breath ……

  • Walter Flatt

    YOU CAN ELIMINATE THE VA PROGRAM, BY ALLOWING THE VETERAN TO GO TO ANY DOCTOR, HOSPITAL, OR PHARMACY OF THEIR CHOICE. YOU VA ID CARD SHOULD GET YOU THIS SERVICE. I HAVE MEDICINE THAT IS MADE IN VIET NAM, AND OTHER COUNTRIES, AND TO SEE A SPECIALIST OR TO A VET HOSPITAL I HAVE TO GO 60 MILES ONE WAY, WHEN I LIVE WITHIN 5 BLOCKS OF THE BEST HOSPITAL IN KENTUCKY. REALLY BAD CASES, I HAVE TO GO OVER 200 MILES ONE WAY AND MY FAMILY CANNOT BE WITH ME. THANK GOD FOR TRUMP.

  • mrpoohead

    Meanwhile – https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/26/trump-tax-cuts-proposal-deductions-brackets Nice! Tax cuts for Trump – stuff the people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vicki M

    God Bless our Veterans and God Bless President Trump! Both making sacrifices for America. MAGA