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VA Sued Over Mental Health Care

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VA Sued Over Mental Health Care

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VA Sued Over Mental Health Care

VA Sued Over Mental Health Care

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Berkeley-based Disability Rights Advocates filed a lawsuit that could affect thousands of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. They allege that the Department of Veterans Affairs is unable to provide timely mental health treatment for returning veterans. It describes a backlog of 600,000 claims for vets seeking care — some dating all the way back to the Vietnam War.

From member station KQED, Scott Shafer reports.