30 Jul '15, 11am

Poll: Vets overwhelmingly want choice of health care outside VA

Poll: Vets overwhelmingly want choice of health care outside VA

The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York City. A majority of respondents to a new poll indicate veterans want the option to seek health care outside VA facilities. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) 6633 CONNECT 367 TWEET 44 LINKEDIN 21 COMMENT EMAIL MORE A new poll from Concerned Veterans for America shows strong support for health care options outside of Veterans Affairs Department facilities, despite a new announcement from VA officials about plans to cut back on those programs. About 88 percent of respondents to the poll — part of a larger health care survey from the conservative veterans' advocacy group — said officials need to increase health care choices for VA patients, including access to private care physicians. About 95 percent said veterans should be entitled to the best care possible, regardless of the provider. MILITARYTIMES VA health summit draws...

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