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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, DC] .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Veterans Administration,
  • Veterans -- Medical care -- United States,
  • Veterans" hospitals -- United States,
  • Veterans -- Government policy -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statementby Barbara McClure
SeriesMajor studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1983-84, reel 10, fr. 0743
ContributionsLibrary of Congress. Congressional Research Service
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 31 p.
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15453419M

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U.S. military conflicts abroad have left nine million Americans dependent on the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) for medical care. Their "wounds of war" are treated by the largest hospital system in the country―one that has come under fire from critics in  › Books › History › Military. 2 days ago  Medical Foster Homes: Medical foster homes are local households that contract with the VA to provide full-time care equivalent to that provided in nursing homes are licensed and inspected regularly, and they may house veterans alongside non-veterans. Medical foster homes are staffed 24/7, and they typically have about six adults in 1 day ago  The first branch was opened in Togus, Maine. By the late s, medical care at the homes had risen to hospital level. In , the VA was officially established, combining three agencies, the Veterans Bureau, the Bureau of Pensions of the Interior Department, and the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, into ://   Home Health Services and Hospice Care. VA provides supportive medical services to help chronically ill or disabled eligible Veterans of any age remain in their home. These services are referred to as home health care and are considered extended care services prescribed by and under the direction of a