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Thursday, June 15, 2017

VA's Choice program running out of money ahead of schedule

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WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Choice program, hailed by President Trump as a key lifeline to veterans, is on pace to run out of money later this summer, potentially causing major disruptions in thousands of veterans’ medical care.

Congress believed they had solved this problem earlier this year, by passing an extension of the program’s rules to keep it operating until late 2018.

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