Commission: Veterans Care Broken, Out of Date

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In the past few months, several blue-ribbon commissions have reported on ways to improve disabled veterans' access to benefits and health care.

Now, the biggest commission yet — one set up by Congress nearly three years ago — makes its report. It finds that the current system is broken, out-of-date and unable to best treat some of the more frequent injuries of the current war: post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries.



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