Vets get OK for more private care

Shinseki also says VA facilities improving on-site capacity

Posted: May 25, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- More veterans are being allowed to obtain health care at private hospitals and clinics in an effort to improve their treatment after allegations of falsified records and delays in treatment.

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Arlington born out of anger at Gen. Lee

The east front of Arlington House, Robert E. Lee's beloved home, with Union soldiers on the lawn, is seen on June 28, 1864. The estate became a cemetery because Union Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs detested Lee and wanted to make sure the Lees never returned to their home. Illustrates ARLINGTON-HISTORY (category l), by Linda Wheeler, special to The Washington Post. Moved Thursday, May 22, 2014. (MUST CREDIT: National Archives and Records Administration)

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