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As the largest integrated health care provider in the United States, the Department of Veterans Affairs faces significant challenges in ensuring access to high quality health care for military veterans. RAND has a wealth of expertise in health policy research, which informs its analyses related to the medical care needs of military veterans and their families, as well as the care systems intended to meet them.

  • Airmen along with KC-135 Stratotanker jets return home to Pennsylvania July 2, 2010, from an overseas deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, photo by MSgt. Ann Young/U.S. Air Force

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    Supporting the U.S. Air Force's Wounded Warriors

    Jan 6, 2017

    A high proportion of airmen injured in combat experience mental health issues. And 15 percent of those surveyed were unemployed. Recovery and reintegration are likely to take a long time. This will require ongoing program evaluation and continuous efforts to improve program offerings.

  • Medical doctor evaluates veteran during appointment, photo by asiseeit/Getty Images

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    Repealing or Replacing ACA Would Result in More Uninsured Veterans and Stress on VA Health System

    Sep 14, 2017

    Recent congressional proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would increase the number of uninsured nonelderly veterans and further increase demand for VA health care. The effects would vary across states, but the largest impacts would be felt in states that expanded Medicaid.

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