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The President’s 2017 Budget includes $182.3 billion for VA in 2017. This includes $78.7 billion in discretionary resources and $103.6 billion in mandatory funding. Our discretionary budget request represents an increase of $3.6 billion, or 4.9 percent, over the 2016 enacted level. VA’s 2018 Advance Appropriations request for discretionary Medical Care is $66.4 billion, an increase of $1.4 billion over the 2017 request. The 2018 Advance Appropriations request for mandatory Benefits is $103.9 billion, an increase of $1.4 billion above last year’s request.
Dont get me wrong.. I have met some wonderful people that are desperate to help as many Vets as they can.. I know there are VA hospitals out there that are very good...
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: NightSkyeB4Dawn
well until they sort out the Cluster Fark that is the ACA, I would rather stick with the devil I know... but that is just my opinion.
If the ACA didnt seem (in my opinion) such a run away train wreck I would be 100% for letting us get the help we need.
But the options for that now.. (if you live X amount of miles or hours form the nearest VA) has the VA playing the deny everything game.. cant recall off the top of my head, but I want to say they are only approving a tiny % of the requests.
VA choice program
the link is to the program itself, but like I said I have heard the VA is cooperating the way they are supposed to.