Donald Trump made it very clear while running for office that taking care of our nation’s veterans was one of his top priorities. In fact, outside of immigration, taking care of our nation’s veterans was one of Trump’s biggest initiatives.
Well, he just signed an executive order that might be his biggest achievement yet.
From Conservative Post:
President Trump signed into law a bill providing over $2 billion to open new Veterans Affairs department medical facilities and fund care for veterans seeking medical care outside the government system on Saturday.
“This bill will ensure that veterans continue to have the ability to see the doctor of their choice,” Trump said during a press conference at the bill’s signing. “You’re going to have immediate medical care for our veterans.”
The legislation, which passed the House unanimously, provides funding for veterans who seek treatment from a private doctor in certain cases. It also allows the Veterans Affairs department to lease 28 new facilities around the country, in an attempt to expand access to government-provided care. That makes it a compromise in the larger debate between conservative and liberal proponents of VA reform.
Trump is making some great strides in helping the men and women who have put their lives on the line to defend our freedoms.