Congressional Task: Solve the VA Choice Program Funding Problem

As they return from legislative recess, lawmakers will have only a few days to address financial problems with the Veterans Affairs Choice program before users start to see significant problems. VA Secretary David Shulkin warned lawmakers that money in the Choice program funds was being spent at a faster rate than expected, threatening to bankrupt the program before the end of the fiscal year. He has asked for authority to move money from other sources to cover the funding gaps, ensuring that veteran medical appointments arent disrupted while VA officials work on an update of the Choice program.

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