Senator Begich weighs in on rural Veterans’ affairs

The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee heard testimony today on the challenges of caring for veterans in rural parts of the country. Alaska Democrat Mark Begich sits on the committee, and said it’s especially challenging in Alaska, which does not have a full-fledged Veterans Affairs, or VA, hospital. Begich asked witnesses testifying from the VA why veterans can’t visit other hospitals and get reimbursed for medical expenses.

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington, DC

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