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October 13, 2015

Veterans’ Health Measure Still Snagged by Budget Estimates

Sen. John McCain and other lawmakers say the Congressional Budget Office has created unnecessary trouble for legislation to overhaul the military veterans’ health care system.

Over at Roll Call’s #WGDB blog, Humberto Sanchez and Niels Lesniewski quote McCain as saying the CBO’s budget estimates for the House and Senate bills “are not legitimate” and the agency’s logic for scoring them “doesn’t make sense.”

The CBO said last month that the legislation would cost $50 billion a year, mostly because it would allow veterans to seek care from private health care providers if they have an unreasonable wait time or live more than 40 miles away. That provision that would last two years.

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    Put Congress and all government employees on VA healthcare and we’ll see how fast it gets fixed. In the meantime, there is an election in November, your chance to remove those more interested in being reelected than helping our veterans.

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