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Department of VA Affairs Among the problems responsible for the delays, a GAO report cites “bureaucratic inefficiency and understaffing at the Department of Veterans Affairs, which often took weeks to make a referral to a private doctor. (Photo: ALM)

The Trump administration’s push to expand veterans’ health care into the private sector took another step forward with the signing of a $51 billion plan that would allow veterans more freedom to turn to the private sector for health care in the name of shortening wait times and bettering care.

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