You can file this under the rich get richer. Money that would go to VA hospitals will go to private medical care. As money gets funneled to outside private practices the VA will get worse which will strengthen the argument to close the VA hospitals.
While many veterans hate the VA care many others love it and believe it saved their life. All of our opinions are colored by our personal experiences for good or for bad.
The choking off of funds to the VA hospitals is not going to work out to the benefit of veterans in the long term. They will use whatever arguments they can to get their hands on those billions of dollars to put in the private sectors pocket and veterans again will be left to fend for themselves.
Lawmakers from both parties cautioned the Veterans Affairs Department to tread carefully in enacting a law President Trump signed last year to give more veterans access to private sector health care, suggesting the current trajectory could sabotage the entire program.