The bill would extend the program for six months and devote $1.8 billion to authorize 28 leases for new VA medical facilities and establish programs to make it easier to hire health specialists. Costs would be paid for by trimming pensions for some Medicaid-eligible veterans and collecting fees for housing loans.
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So they are still cutting our benefits, trimming pensions for Medicaid eligible veterans and collection fees on home loans. However, they will devote 1.8 billion of it to new medical facilities and hiring specialists. This budget shortfall is on them, the reason for the CHOICE program is on them. They need to fix this once and for all so next year we aren’t have the same discussion.