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Computer Glitch At VA Leaves Combat Vets Without Healthcare

Tens of thousands of combat veterans are doing without healthcare they're entitled to receive.
Tens of thousands of combat veterans are doing without healthcare they're entitled to receive. Photo Credit: File

A computer glitch is causing more than 29,000 combat veterans to go without healthcare, the Huffington Post reports .

To get healthcare, most veterans — but never combat vets — must fill out a means test, which assesses household income. Since this document is missing from combat vets’ healthcare applications, they end up flagged as pending, according to the article.

VA management says they first learned about the problem in April, however a program specialist at the VA's Health Eligibility Center said the agency has known about the issue for years, the article says.

Check out the Huffington Post for the full story.

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