Obama signs $16 billion VA overhaul

Posted: August 8, 2014 at 3:11 a.m.

President Barack Obama speaks at Fort Belvoir, Va., Thursday, August 7, 2014, about H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014. The bill gives resources to the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve access and quality of care for veterans.. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Tens of thousands of military veterans who have been enduring long waits for medical care should be able to turn to private doctors almost immediately under a law signed Thursday by President Barack Obama.

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