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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Trump considering 'public-private option' for VA reform

Trump is also weighing the creation of an advisory committee on VA reform. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

President-elect Trump is considering a "public-private option" at the Department of Veterans Affairs that would allow all veterans to choose whether they want to receive care from the VA or from private doctors.

"We think we have to have kind of a ... public-private option, because some vets love the VA ... some vets want to go to the VA," a transition official told reporters at Mar-a-Lago on Wednesday.


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