Weeks af­ter a vet­er­ans’ health ini­tia­tive re­ceived $2.1 bil­lion in emer­gency fund­ing, the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion says the pri­vate-sec­tor Vet­er­ans Choice health­care pro­gram may need ad­di­tional money

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as early as De­cem­ber to avoid a dis­rup­tion of care for hun­dreds of thou­sands of vet­er­ans. The Vet­er­ans Af­fairs Depart­ment said in a state­ment that it hoped to move quickly on a pro­posed long-term leg­isla­tive fix that would give vet­er­ans even wider ac­cess to pri­vate doc­tors. The pro­posal, un­der re­view by the White House Of­fice of Man­age­ment and Bud­get, would seek money to keep Choice run­ning for much of next year as the VA im­ple­ments wider changes.

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