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Citing a potential $25 million in savings — less than .03% of his department’s annual budget — VA Secretary David Shulkin told Congress Wednesday he was considering shuttering more than 1,100 department facilities across the country, seen as a first step in expanding private medical options for patients in the VA system.

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Most people who serve in the military are forcibly dragged from their hometowns by Uncle Sam and sent to live on or nearby some base in west bumblefuck. Though separating from service can be a challenge, one of the upsides is that you now get to live wherever you want.

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V.A. photography by Robert Turtil

Roughly $110 million in payments to thousands of housebound veterans was withheld from them by the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a new report from VA inspector general’s office.

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Georgia Army National Guard photo by Maj. Will Cox

Vietnam veteran Gary Dixon was denied prescription medication by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The reason: they found marijuana in his bloodstream.

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The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a relatively unknown pension benefit called “Aid & Attendance” that helps offset the cost of living for disabled veterans who can’t work, or surviving spouses who require long-term care.

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