Trump Policies Threat to Veterans’ CareFebruary 1, 2017 |
by Alicia Adamczyk
Veterans voted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton by a 2-to-1 margin back in November. But a couple of changes that the new administration has underway are likely to put a particular squeeze on former service members’ health care.
One particular flashpoint is at the Department of Veterans Affairs. When President Trump made good on his campaign promise last week to freeze federal hiring, the move included thousands of open positions at the VA system — including hundreds of nurses and doctors, according to USA Today.