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Small Military Hospitals

A doctor questions why the military continues to operate hospitals with low patient volume and inferior care....

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Watchdog Says V.A. Officials Lied

Watchdog Says V.A. Officials Lied Administrators at 13 health centers run by the Department of Veterans Affairs misled investigators looking into the extent of waiting-list manipulation, an inspector general told the Senate....

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New V.A. Secretary Says Hiring Spree Is Needed to Meet Patient Demand

New V.A. Secretary Says Hiring Spree Is Needed to Meet Patient DemandNew V.A. Secretary Says Hiring Spree Is Needed to Meet Patient DemandRobert A. McDonald, the new secretary of Veterans Affairs, said it would be difficult, but the department needed to hire “tens of thousands” of doctors, nurses and clinicians to reduce wait times....

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V.A. Rules May Enable Benefits Long Denied to Vietnam-Era Veterans

Thousands of Vietnam-era veterans denied benefits because of less-than-honorable discharges may be eligible for upgrades if their misconduct was related to post-traumatic stress disorder....

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Obama Plans More Measures to Improve Health Care for Veterans

President Obama spoke to an American Legion convention Tuesday with a promise to do more to improve veterans’ access to health care and housing....

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No Link Found for Deaths and Veterans’ Care Delays

A federal investigation has been unable to substantiate allegations that 40 veterans may have died because of delays in care at the veterans’ medical center in Phoenix....

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A Prominent Location to Remember Veterans Who Were Wounded

A Prominent Location to Remember Veterans Who Were WoundedA Prominent Location to Remember Veterans Who Were WoundedJust southwest of the Capitol, a 2.4-acre memorial for the millions of wounded veterans will debut on Oct. 5....

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In the Valley, High Hopes For a V.A. Voucher Effort

In the Valley, High Hopes For a V.A. Voucher EffortIn the Valley, High Hopes For a V.A. Voucher EffortIn the Rio Grande Valley, where the closest veterans hospital is more than 250 miles away, veterans have long had to seek specialty care in the private sector by using vouchers....

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New V.A. Chief Promises to Mend Practices

New V.A. Chief Promises to Mend PracticesNew V.A. Chief Promises to Mend PracticesIn his first public address since taking the helm of the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs, Secretary Robert A. McDonald vowed on Saturday to restore trust in the agency....

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Obama Signs Bill Aimed at Fixing V.A. Shortfalls

Obama Signs Bill Aimed at Fixing V.A. ShortfallsObama Signs Bill Aimed at Fixing V.A. ShortfallsAt an Army base outside Washington, the president promises the bill will allow for a major change in the “way the V.A. does business.”...

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Combat Stress Among Veterans Is Found to Persist Since Vietnam

Combat Stress Among Veterans Is Found to Persist Since VietnamCombat Stress Among Veterans Is Found to Persist Since VietnamResearch on post-traumatic stress disorder among members of the armed forces beginning a generation ago has implications for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars....

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