Proposed Restrictions on Access to VA Health Care in Northeastern Ohio
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Brief Executive Summary
The Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reform analyzed President Bush’s proposed budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs. The proposed budget included enrollment restrictions and increased costs for VA health care. An analysis focused on northeastern Ohio revealed that the changes would force around 40,000 enrolled veterans, including nearly 14,000 active patients, to leave the VA health care system.