Donald Trump mulls ‘public-private’ care for veterans

Washington Times

2 January 2017 - Donald Trump could propose restructuring the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow veterans to purchase private health insurance if they so choose, as the president-elect readies his plans on an issue that has attracted headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent years.

The Trump transition team says he is eyeing a “public-private option” for health care as Mr. Trump ponders his choices for secretary of Veterans Affairs, one of just a few top Cabinet positions he has yet to fill.

“The president-elect wants to make sure that veterans get the care and the quality [of] care that they deserve,” said incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

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