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Press Release - Ben Carson: Veterans Health Care Needs Bold Reform - I Know From Inside (USA Today)

September 14, 2015

A few days before Labor Day, as Americans prepared for the end of summer, we learned that some 300,000 U.S. veterans might have died while waiting for health care at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Yet due to "generally unreliable" VA data and ineffective systems, even this critical statistic could not be confirmed.

These disturbing findings, revealed in a report by the agency's inspector general, confirm the urgency for VA reform. When it comes to veterans care, Americans are rightfully outraged, and can no longer be content with business as usual: We must seek — and our veterans deserve — real improvements that are bold and long-lasting.

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Ben Carson, Press Release - Ben Carson: Veterans Health Care Needs Bold Reform - I Know From Inside (USA Today) Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/311747

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