VA denies ER payments, calls vets imprudent

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MINNEAPOLIS – Thousands of veterans every year are saddled with medical debt they shouldn’t owe – some of it even turned over to collection agencies – after trips to the emergency room.

A KARE 11 Investigation discovers it’s happening, in part, because the Department of Veterans Affairs does not consistently apply its own rules.
A Tough Night 

When you are parents of a newborn, there can be a lot of sleepless nights. But for Ben and Gretchen Krause, one night last February stands out.  VA denies ER payments, calls vets imprudent

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Suit allows paralyzed veterans to walk
Just a few years ago, it would have been impossible.  But with new technology, people who are paralyzed are able to get up and walk.

VA cancels dog experiments in L.A.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is now stopping medical testing on dogs at a VA hospital in Los Angeles after a whistleblower came forward with concerns and photos.

92 Year old Veteran Says Goodbye To Home After Eviction
 A San Jose housing policy has had the unintended consequence of allowing longtime tenants in rent-controlled housing to be evicted by landlords.

France awards American WWII vet who single-handedly captured 21 Nazis

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