|VA approves more private care for veterans|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WASHINGTON — More veterans are being allowed to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics in an effort to improve their treatment following allegations of falsified records and delays in treatment.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki also said VA facilities are enhancing capacity of their clinics so veterans can get care sooner. In cases where officials cannot expand capacity, the Department of Veterans Affairs is “increasing the care we acquire in the community through non-VA care,” Shinseki said.
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