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KARE-TV Investigates Hospitals who Refuse Veterans (KARE-TV)

Topic: Military-Focused Initiatives

TEGNA’s NBC affiliate KARE-TV Minneapolis aired “KARE 11 Investigates: MN hospitals turn away veterans because VA fails to pay bills.” KARE found evidence that hospitals in Minnesota and across the nation are refusing to participate in the existing $10 billion VA “Choice” program because the VA does not paying its bills. An independent commission has since called for “urgent reforms” in medical care for veterans, including more options for private health care outside traditional VA hospitals.


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