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VA mental health system puts numbers ahead of helping vets, according to testimony

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ mental health care system suffers from a culture where more importance is given to meeting meaningless performance goals than actually helping veterans, a former mental health administrator said in his testimony before a Senate committee Wednesday. Read full article >>
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