VA Data Reveals Gaps In Spending On Vets Benefits

When it comes to vets benefits, not everyone is getting the same cut. In terms of health care, Department of … Continued

VA Data Reveals Gaps In Spending On Vets Benefits

When it comes to vets benefits, not everyone is getting the same cut. In terms of health care, Department of Veterans Affairs’ spending per veteran varies widely across the U.S. and in some cases, even within the same state. The reasons for the spending discrepancies range from a patient’s distance to a care facility — with those in Cape Cod, for example, having to travel four hours for treatment, which discourages many to ultimately receive VA care — to the cost of salaries for doctors and nurses employed by the facility.

As part of an ongoing series, NPR and its member stations will be analyzing the VA’s spending data to try to find out how much of that money makes it to vets, which ones, and who’s getting left behind.

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