President Trump signed a new bill Wednesday aimed at increasing access to healthcare and expanding choices for Veterans across the United States; clearing the path for America’s service members to receive services from the private sector.
The VA MISSION Act was passed by both houses of Congress earlier this year, fulfilling a key campaign promise by the President who repeatedly pledged to allow US veterans the right to access healthcare from non-VA operated hospitals.
President Donald J. Trump signs the "VA Mission Act of 2018" in the Rose Garden.
Posted by Fox News on Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The signing ceremony took place on the White House lawn earlier Wednesday, marking the 74th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of France that would eventually topple Nazi tyranny in Europe.
“What a beautiful word that is — choice — and freedom to our amazing veterans,” Trump said at the ceremony. “All during the campaign I’d go out and say, ‘Why can’t they just go see a doctor instead of standing in line for weeks and weeks and weeks?’ Now they can go see a doctor.”