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VA to start offering mental health care to ‘bad paper’ veterans | MilitaryTimes

VA to start offering mental health care to ‘bad paper’ veterans | MilitaryTimes

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said his department will start offering mental health services for veterans with other-than-honorable dismissals as soon as possible, saying the issue is too important to wait for congressional intervention.

“We have some authorities to do that,” he told members of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on Tuesday night. “So many veterans are just disconnected from our system. The 20 a day committing suicide are not getting the care they need.

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