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Trump to sign veterans health bill as White House works against plan to fund it

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President Donald Trump is preparing to sign a sweeping new law Wednesday aimed at expanding veterans' access to private-sector health care. But behind the scenes his administration is fighting a bipartisan Senate effort to fund the legislation.

The VA Mission Act authorizes new health care programs for veterans, but the bill does not reserve federal money to pay for those programs. A group of powerful Senate committee chairmen aims to remedy that by amending a separate measure to pay for the new $50 billion law, saying that adding the funds is the best way to ensure the new programs give veterans access to medical care. https://pilotonline.com/news/military/veterans/article_45fd0d46-0f94-58c1-a570-393d9c215589.html

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