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New VA Secretary Wants To Get Rid Of 40-Mile, 30-Day Rule For Private Care

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin proposed eliminating a controversial policy that limits veterans from receiving private-sector health care.

President Donald Trump said during his campaign that he would ensure every veteran could choose between the VA or private-sector care. Shulkin said Sunday that he wanted a system with less “red tape.”

“We want to be thoughtful about how we propose what the new choice program will look like, and do that in conjunction with Congress, and to make sure we are fulfilling the president’s promise and commitment that he has made to the country’s veterans,” Shulkin told Stars and Stripes.

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