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VA Mission Act
"The MISSION Act reflects the president's vision that veterans need to be at the center of their health care decisions."
Trump expressed deep affection and gratitude for veterans while pledging to improve their health care.
Secretary Robert Wilkie said the changes will improve the VA's ability to deliver services when and where veterans need it.
The expansion of the VA's private-care network makes it easier to see a civilian doctor for many services.
Veterans have started receiving a letter from the VA updating them on major changes coming to health care access.
In a budget hearing, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie sought to quell concerns over outsourcing medical care.
Lawmakers and a veterans service organizations question the VA's proposed new standards for access to private care.
New guidelines would let veterans who drive more than 30 to 45 minutes for a doctor's appointment be seen closer to home
President Trump signed a spending bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs that for the first time exceeds $200B.