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Court Demands Mental Health Care Reform for Veterans, Cites VA’s “Unchecked Incompetence”

May 14, 2011

The Ninth Circuit’s surprise 2-1 decision came in response to a federal lawsuit filed four years ago by nonprofit advocacy groups Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) and Veterans United for Truth.

The organizations sought a preliminary injunction to force the VA to immediately treat war veterans, particularly those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and showed signs of or were already suffering from PTSD.


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