Hagel: Military Health Care Acceptable Despite Safety Alarms

October 1, 2014 10:15 PM

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Hagel: Military Health Care Acceptable Despite Safety Alarms

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said a review found that the vast Military Health System serving active duty troops and a total of more than 9 million beneficiaries offers acceptable care despite regional shortcomings in access and patient care, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.

Levels of care in the MHS generally met average national standards, Hagel said, but "we cannot accept average. We can do better, we all agree we can do better."

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