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Trump Announces New Ways to Help Veterans Get Medical Care

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President Donald Trump, flanked by Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, right, and White House physician Ronny Jackson, listen as speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Aug. 3, 2017, during a Veterans Affairs Department "telehealth" event. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Thursday, 03 Aug 2017 01:32 PM

The government wants to make it easier for veterans to get medical care and is promoting new ways to use technology to help.

President Donald Trump says the goal is to greatly expand access, especially for mental healthcare and suicide prevention.

Trump says veterans in rural areas will also benefit. The initiatives Trump announced Thursday at the White House include using video technology and diagnostic tools to conduct medical exams. Veterans also will be able to use mobile devices to make and manage VA doctor appointments.

VA Secretary David Shulkin says the goal is better health care for veterans whether they are in their homes or traveling.

The new programs are in addition to existing "telehealth" programs that Shulkin says provided care to more than 700,000 veterans last year

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