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KARE-TV Report Prompts Congressional Action

Topic: Military-Focused Initiatives
Date Posted: 6/3/2016

TEGNA’s NBC affiliate KARE-TV Minneapolis aired a report that led Congressman Tim Walz to call for a nationwide investigation into improper brain injury exams done by Veterans Affairs. Unqualified doctors diagnosed more than 300 veterans in Minneapolis, causing many to be denied benefits. Only one of 21 medical professionals conducting initial exams between 2010 and 2014 at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center was qualified according to the VA’s own policy.

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