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New rules give veterans 'better' care:VA allows more to choose private health providers

Jan 31, 2019 - The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON — Veterans who live as little as a 30-minute drive from a Veterans Affairs health care facility will instead be able to choose private care, the most significant change in rules released Wednesday as part of the Trump administration's effort to fix years-old problems with the system.

Veterans who can prove they must drive for at least 30 minutes to a Department of Veterans Affairs facility will be allowed to seek primary care and mental health services outside the department's...