Obama Signs Bill to Overhaul Veterans Health Care

Obama Signs Bill to Overhaul Veterans Health Care Play

Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- President Barack Obama speaks at Fort Belvoir, an Army base south of Washington, before signing a bill aimed at improving the health-care system for the nation's veterans and ensuring a “culture of accountability” at the Veterans Affairs Department. The law gives the secretary of the VA new powers to fire agency executives for misconduct, permits veterans to seek private health care if waiting times at a government facility are too long and authorizes spending of $17 billion over five years to expand medical care and reduce case backlogs. (Source: Bloomberg)

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