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McCain Unveils Plan To Improve Veteran Health Care

The Arizona senator says the VA Choice Card — which allows some patients to obtain private care at the department's expense — must be made universal and permanent.

The Arizona Republic: Sen. John McCain Calls For Universal, Permanent VA Choice Card
Arizona Sen. John McCain unveiled a new action plan for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs at a Monday town hall in Phoenix, declaring that after nearly two years of reform efforts "our veterans still have not gotten the care they need and deserve." The Republican senator's new initiative calls for the VA Choice Card — which allows some patients to obtain private care at the department's expense — to be made universal and permanent. (Wagner, 3/28)

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