McCain demands accounting from VA on money for private care


September 29, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain is demanding a full accounting from the Department of Veterans Affairs on the financial status of its private-sector health care program after the agency said it could face another budget shortfall as soon as December.

The Associated Press reported this week that the VA had acknowledged its Veterans Choice program could run out of money by year's end despite receiving $2.1 billion in emergency funding just last month. Another shortfall could forcethe VA to limit referrals to outside doctors, causing delays in medical care for hundreds of thousands of vet...

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