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Key Facts About The Veterans Health Administration

The Veterans Health Administration oversees the VA health network, placing the agency at the center of the growing controversy, which has given rise to official investigations and calls for VA Secretary Eric Shinsekis removal from office. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Below are some key facts about the VHA to help put the agencys work, its workload and its problems in perspective.The information comes from VA fact sheets , recent testimony from Shinseki and official reports. Total enrollees: About 9.3million of the nations 22 million military veterans are enrolled in the VA health-care system.Former troops qualify for VA health-care benefits if they have served in the active military and left under any condition other than dishonorable. Facilities:The VHA is home to the largest integrated health-care network in the nation, with150 VA hospitals and 820 outpatient clinics, as of 2013. The agency operates at least one medical center in each state, as well as in the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. The facilities provide services ranging from primary care and surgery to mental-health treatment and rehabilitation. <br> Key facts about the Veterans Health Administration

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