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President Signs Bill That Promises Billions to Help Nation's Veterans

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There's a new law that promises billions of dollars to help our nation's veterans.

The president signed the Veterans Access to Care Act at an Army base in Virginia.

The $16 billion measure was one of the few significant bills passed by Congress before going on summer break.

It helps veterans get services for education and housing, but the bulk of the bill centers on health care.

Billions will go to hiring more doctors, and it allows vets to see doctors outside the VA Hospital system.

"Over the last few months, we've discovered inexcusable care at some VA health care facilities, stories of veterans denied the care they needed. long wait times being covered up, cooking the books," Obama said. "This is wrong. It is outrageous, and working together, we set out to fix it and do right by our veterans across the board, no matter how long it took. "

Following the scandal surrounding the Veterans Affairs Department, the law will make it easier for incompetent managers to be fired.

It also sets aside money to build more VA clinics.

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