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Stefanie Pelkey, left, and T.J. Hart met while volunteering at a veterans center in Houston.
January 31, 2015 When Army Capt. Stefanie Pelkey's husband returned from Iraq, "his light was gone," she says. Army Sgt. T.J. Hart says he barely survived the numbness that led Pelkey's husband away.
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August 7, 2014 The legislation provides funding to improve facilities and hire more medical staff, along with allowing more veterans to use private facilities.
July 11, 2014 There's overmedicating and self-medicating, but some vets are "de-medicating." Prescribed multiple drugs to deal with PTSD and pain, they've stopped taking them — without authorization.
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Soldiers returning from the Pacific wave from the deck of the USS General Mitchell on Dec. 11, 1945. Much of the health care demand in the VA system is from veterans of earlier wars.
June 4, 2014 Problems at the VA are not new; the system has struggled for years to deliver health care in a timely manner. Most of those enduring long waits are older vets from Vietnam, Korea and World War II.
Sen. John McCain discussed the Veterans Choice Act at a news conference on Tuesday, with fellow Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.
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June 3, 2014 In response to the crisis in lengthy wait times for medical care, Congress and veterans groups again are debating the proper role of private sector solutions.
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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki addresses the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans in Washington, D.C., Friday, shortly before he resigned under bipartisan pressure.
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May 30, 2014 The health systems serving veterans and military members are different. But both are being scrutinized closely amid allegations of access and quality problems.
The U.S. Supreme Court.
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March 24, 2012 While polls show most Americans would like the court to televise its proceedings, the justices have long been worried that what they say and do could be taken out of context. And they haven't been impressed by what's happened to other institutions.
June 17, 2010 Congress Questions Ft. Bliss Brain-Injury Care
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