The Department of Veterans Affairs has come forward with a new infrastructure plan to revamp the VA Health Administration. However, this newly proposed plan comes with the permanent closings of dozens of VA Hospitals and Outpatient Clinics as well as the complete reconstruction of some existing VA medical facilities. Notably, the proposed plan would include 35 facilities in 21 different cities being permanently closed or completely reconstructed. Additionally, 17 more facilities will be closed permanently in 12 states.

The total cost of the VA overhaul is $2 trillion and VA hopes that this plan will bring much needed restructuring and rejuvenation to the VA Health Administration. The proposal does not just include closures. In fact, 14 new major hospitals will be built and 140 multi-specialty outpatient clinics will be built should the proposal make its way successfully through Congress.