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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Veterans care: The Arkansas story

Posted By on Sat, May 31, 2014 at 7:03 AM

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Fox 16 reports on a local veteran who reported a long wait to schedule an appointment to see a doctor at the local VA clinics. It's anecdotal, as was a similar story told to me yesterday about another veteran. 

Still. I trust that the revived effort to examine VA shortcomings will include a system-wide review — and report — on delivery of services everywhere. I expect to find what the New York Times suggested earlier this week: A system overwhelmed by an increasing patient load from a decade of war without adequate staff. Nothing that a lot of money can't fix. The budget hawks in Congress wouldn't deprive veterans in the name of ideology, would they?

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