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Trump considering plans for privatizing VA medical options | MilitaryTimes

Trump considering plans for privatizing VA medical options | MilitaryTimes

President-elect Donald Trump is evaluating a radical overhaul of veterans health care options even before he finalizes his pick for the next secretary of veterans affairs.

In comments to reporters late Wednesday, a transition official said Trump is considering a “public-private option” that would allow some veterans to get all of their medical care from private-sector physicians, with the government paying the bill.

“It’s one of the options on the table,” the official said. ”Definitely an option on the table to have a system where potentially vets can choose either or, or all private.”

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