Trump Says He’s Made ‘Tremendous Progress’ In Improving VA Health Care. Those Claims Fall Short.
The Associated Press fact checks the president's assertions that his initiatives have had a positive impact on the quality of health care provided to veterans.
The Associated Press Fact Check:
Trump Overstates Progress In Veterans' Care
In bountiful tweets and self-praise, President Donald Trump plays up "tremendous progress" in improving care for veterans in his first year. His claims fall short of reality. Trump's initiatives have yet to show meaningful impact, and his campaign promises of expanding access to doctors and adding mental health specialists are unfulfilled. (Yen, 1/6)
In other news from the administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants to prepare public health officials for nuclear war —
The New York Times:
Nuclear War Would Be ‘Devastating,’ So The C.D.C. Wants To Get People Prepared
President Trump’s recent tweets about his big nuclear button may have been intended to deter a nuclear weapons exchange with North Korea, but the nation’s top public health agency is taking the prospect of a nuclear attack seriously. On Jan. 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will present a workshop titled “Public Health Response to a Nuclear Detonation,” for doctors, government officials, emergency responders and others whom, if they survived, would be responsible for overseeing the emergency response to a nuclear attack. (Kaplan, 1/5)