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Moran: Too many veterans slipping between cracks

Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., said the Veterans Administration is still “allowing too many veterans to slip between the cracks.” Speaking last week at a town meeting in WaKeeney, Moran said that veterans’ health care is the No. 1 complaint his office receives, the Hays Daily News reported. Congress passed the Veterans Choice Act in 2004, which allows veterans who live more than 40 miles from a VA health facility or who have to wait more than 30 days for treatment to seek care at a non-VA facility. But Moran contends the VA is fighting the law and making it difficult for veterans to qualify. “If you need proof that big government doesn’t work well,” Moran said, “the VA is a pretty good example.” – Phillip Brownlee