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Trump signs bill to fund veterans medical care program


President Donald Trump has signed an emergency spending bill that will pump more than $2 billion into a program that allows veterans to receive private medical care at government expense.

Trump, who made improving veterans care a central campaign promise, signed the VA Choice and Quality Employment Act while at his New Jersey golf club on Saturday. The bill, which addresses a budget shortfall at the Department of Veteran Affairs that threatened medical care for thousands of veterans, provides $2.1 billion to continue funding the Veterans Choice Program, which allows veterans to seek private care.


Let's see how you libtards spin this into a negative.
Permalink President of the Brice Fan Club 
August 12th, 2017 10:50pm
> The bill will extend the program for six months. Costs will be paid for by trimming pensions for some Medicaid-eligible
veterans and collecting fees for housing loans.

Ummm, cool, I guess?

How's that for spin, suckah!
Permalink Send private email Almost Anonymous 
August 12th, 2017 11:07pm
Meanwhile, your infant mortality is about the same as Croatia:


Years of corporate interference in politics is slowly turning you into a 3rd world nation.
Permalink libtard_uk 
August 13th, 2017 2:31am
Libtards don't appreciate taking small steps.

Why should one priveledged class get special treatment? I deserve the same consideration as my neighbor.

Universal heathcare for all, please. Nothing else is fair or right.
Permalink Legion 
August 13th, 2017 11:34am
That health study is pretty interesting.

First, Croatia is only mentioned in passing as a footnote as having comparable rates to the US.

Croatia, a modern european country (not a third world country as was suggested) has universal health care and very good outcomes.


The study examines why the US has worse outcomes than four European countries, being Austria, Finland, UK and Belgium. It notes that it can be impossible to do these comparisons for some countries due to inconsistencies in reporting criteria. But in these cases they were able to do meaningful comparisons.

It was found there is no meaningful difference in neo-natal death rates, deaths shortly after birth. The differences were accountable to post-neonatal deaths, generally after the child went home from the hospital or midwifery center. They examined if the higher incidence of post-neonatal deaths might be because the US is better at saving neonatals and thus just shifted inevitable deaths to the post-neonatal window. That was found not to be the case.

Eventually the differences came down to education levels of parents. Highly educated americans have the same rates as highly educated europeans. But americans with very low levels of education have much higher post-neonatal death rates than europeans with the same level of education. This is the main factor in the difference.

Most european nations have nurses make free home visits during the post neonatal period. It was speculated that implementing a similar program in the US might address the higher post neonatal death rates among the most uneducated.
Permalink Reality Check 
August 13th, 2017 12:11pm
>Years of corporate interference in politics is slowly turning you into a 3rd world nation.

True enough, but the VA is a particularly awful agency, and particularly awful at delivering health care. I don't begrudge them the extra money, but Legion is right, single-payer Canada style is the way to go.
Permalink Shylock 
August 13th, 2017 12:16pm
> I don't begrudge them the extra money, but Legion is right, single-payer Canada style is the way to go.

I agree.

What these idiot Republicans don't understand is that single payer would actually PROMOTE capitalism by encouraging people to start businesses without having to worry about healthcare.  How many people work in jobs "just" for the healthcare?  Jobs that could benefit someone who could actually use a job for the money.  I used to work with a guy who owned a dozen rental properties but he still went to work for insurance.
Permalink President of the Brice Fan Club 
August 13th, 2017 12:37pm
That's actually an intelligent thing to say President.
Permalink Shylock 
August 13th, 2017 12:41pm
Trump.  No money for Government.  Billions for Private Enterprise.

I think his priorities are fucked.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
August 13th, 2017 2:27pm
Hear hear! Good point, President. You make a good case for single payer.
Permalink NPR 
August 14th, 2017 3:01pm

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