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No quick fixes for problems at VA

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A recent letter to the editor suggested, as a quick-fix for problems at the VA, that Congress pass legislation allowing veterans to use their insurance at any medical facility. It’s not as helpful an idea as it may seem. For one thing, that’s already supposed to be protocol in an emergency. Call the VA hospital. First thing you hear: “If this is an emergency, hang up and dial 9-1-1.” (My experience is with the Albany ...

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