VA: Competition With Private Sector Is An Obstacle To Hiring More Medical Staff An NPR investigation examines reasons why it's hard to bring new medical personnel into the VA, including a cumbersome hiring process.
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VA: Competition With Private Sector Is An Obstacle To Hiring More Medical Staff

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VA: Competition With Private Sector Is An Obstacle To Hiring More Medical Staff

VA: Competition With Private Sector Is An Obstacle To Hiring More Medical Staff

VA: Competition With Private Sector Is An Obstacle To Hiring More Medical Staff

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The Veterans Administration got $2.5 billion to add more doctors, nurses and other staff. An NPR investigation finds that total staff didn't rise much more than it might have without that money. We examine reasons why it's hard to bring new medical personnel into the VA, including a cumbersome hiring process.