President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to cut $1 trillion in federal spending.
The president’s decision to make the cuts to the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department.
He also said he is ending an annual Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Care Program (VCFAP) program that provides medical care to veterans and their families in VA hospitals.
The cuts will affect a broad swath of the federal workforce, including veterans and other military veterans, according to the administration.
The VCFAP program is funded by the Department’s appropriation for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The department also provides a $1 billion fund to reimburse veterans for out-of-pocket medical costs.
The VA is expected to see a $2 billion cut to its budget, which accounts for more than 40 percent of its budget.
It’s not clear how many veterans will lose their health benefits under the new plan.
The agency said it expects to provide its full cost estimate for the VCFap program by June.