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Trump's Budget Proposal Includes Funding For New VA Hospital In Tulsa

Posted: 10:40 PM, Feb 10, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-10 23:56:04-05

Monday, President Trump released his 2021 presidential budget request, which included money for a new VA hospital in Tulsa and plans for a transformative behavioral health facility in Muskogee

The $4.8 trillion budget boosts the military, protects social security and builds the wall.

Senator James Lankford stated quote, "Our veterans deserve the best care possible."

Governor Kevin Stitt said quote, "This announcement is a win for our veterans in eastern Oklahoma and across our entire state."

Just to break down the numbers, northeast Oklahoma is currently home to more than 115,000 veterans, and an estimated two-thirds live close to Tulsa.

Estimates predict that a Tulsa-area hospital could serve up to 30% more veterans each year.

In addition, VA hospital in Tulsa would reduce driving time significantly for a majority of veterans and would give access to a broader array of social services.

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