President Obama’s 2016 budget blueprint proposes rolling back a program that gives veterans the right to receive faster care outside of the long waitlists at the troubled Veterans Affairs medical system.
Obama signed the Veterans Choice Program into law in August following months of partisan wrangling on Capitol Hill….
His 2016 budget “proposal” doesn’t zero out the program; instead, it achieves elimination of the funding by allowing the VA to reallocate that part of its budget to other purposes
to support essential investments in VA system priorities in a fiscally responsible, budget-neutral manner.
Apparently, veteran choice isn’t an essential investment, or it’s not a fiscally responsible use of the money, or both.
Because veterans are another group of Americans whom Obama and his Democrat minions don’t think are capable of making their own decisions.
On the other hand, it was a Republican addition to last year’s compromise and interim bill for reforming the Veterans Administration. Maybe because, Republicans.