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VA and Walter Reed Are Two Separate Systems

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VA and Walter Reed Are Two Separate Systems

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VA and Walter Reed Are Two Separate Systems

VA and Walter Reed Are Two Separate Systems

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The Veterans Affairs health-care system and Walter Reed Army Medical Center have recently come under scrutiny for substandard care. But they are two different systems: One is run by the Department of Defense and one is run by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Bobby Muller, the President of Veterans for America, talks about the bureaucracy a wounded veteran faces trying to navigate the two systems.

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