The president met with veterans in September at a signing ceremony.
The Trump administration is preparing to shift billions in veterans' health care spending to private providers. Research suggests privatizing essential services comes with a social cost.
Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., during a 2012 campaign stop in Helena, Montana
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Democratic Senator Jon Tester of Montana has a moderate image in a state that doesn't often elect Democrats. But as he faces reelection, his move to torpedo Trump's VA nominee may threaten that image.
Alcohol abuse leads to more deaths each year than opioid addiction.
Opioid addiction is a serious public health problem, killing more than 42,000 people a year and ruining families. But alcohol is still the deadliest drug in the US. An addiction expert tells why.
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson is Trump’s nominee to lead the VA.
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While the White House scrambles to fill the VA's top post, the agency's deep issues of inadequate funding and low access for veterans continue to fester.
White House physician Ronny Jackson.
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Privatization will aggravate, not solve VA's problems.
A homeless Vietnam vet begs for money on a Boston street in 2012.
Homelessness among veterans overall is on the decline. But researchers see an increasing number of homeless vets who are single mothers or supporting young families.
A high-tech prosthesis for a child draws on decades of research.
Devices created for service members and veterans also help civilian children, elderly people and young adults maximize their mobility.