Doctors Urge Private Care to Cut Health Wait for Veterans

June 10, 2014 11:09 PM

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Veterans facing long wait times for health care at government hospitals should have access to private doctors, the American Medical Association said today.

The AMA, the largest doctor’s group in the U.S., voted at its annual meeting in Chicago to ask President Barack Obama to give veterans access to private-sector health providers until a backlog at the Veterans Administration is reduced. More than 57,000 veterans waited longer than 90 days for an init...

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