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Obama signs veterans' healthcare reform bill

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The president will sign a VA reform bill Thursday. (Source: CNN) The president will sign a VA reform bill Thursday. (Source: CNN)

WASHINGTON, DC (CNN) - The issue of health care for millions of veterans returns to the forefront Thursday.

President Barack Obama signed a bill at a ceremony at Fort Belvoir, VA that will completely revamp the Veterans Affairs Administration.

Congress passed the bill after reports of poor care for veterans and long wait lines.

The legislation would provide many things including new facilities and increased staffing.

Another program that would also allow some patients to seek treatment outside the VA system.

This bill comes after CNN reported the story about some patients in Arizona who died while waiting for crucial treatment.

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