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Army To Examine If It Shortchanged Vets On Mental Health Compensation

The Army will examine 190,000 files to see if it failed to give veterans the proper pension compensation for mental health problems. In Calif. one in 10 vets are uninsured.

USA Today: Army Review To Look At Mental Health Compensation
The Army says it will pore through -- in less than 90 days -- about 190,000 medical files of current and former soldiers dating to 2001 to see whether any were shortchanged on retirement compensation for mental health problems (Aoroya, 6/6).

KQED:  One In Ten California Veterans Are Uninsured
Ten percent of California veterans don't have health insurance or don't use Veterans Affairs (V.A.) care. That's just slightly below the 10.3 percent rate among veterans around the country.  That's according to a report by the Urban Institute. Co-author Jennifer Haley says there are 108,000 uninsured vets in the state, second only to the number in Texas (Dornhelm, 6/5).

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