(RightWing.org) – The Veterans’ Administration (VA) has undergone a lot of changes since President Donald Trump took office. Specifically, the commander-in-chief has worked to ensure men and women who’ve served our country have access to high-quality healthcare. Recently, he proved just how serious he is about this issue.
According to an August 16 report from POLITICO, Defense Secretary Mark Esper was considering a $2.2 billion reduction in healthcare funding for the military. It would have reduced the budget over five years. However, two senior military officials told the news organization they believe the cuts would have hurt military families.
Word got back to the president about the plan, and he opposed it in a forceful statement on Twitter.
A proposal by Pentagon officials to slash Military Healthcare by $2.2 billion dollars has been firmly and totally rejected by me. We will do nothing to hurt our great Military professionals & heroes as long as I am your President. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2020
Trump made it clear the Pentagon will not be cutting healthcare funding for the military under his watch. Protecting our active-duty troops and veterans has been a high priority for this administration, and that seems unlikely to change.
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