VA eyes major changes in health care system as veterans flock to the South, Southwest

Restructuring would mean closures or consolidations of some medical facilities, likely provoking opposition from communities and Congress

By: - March 14, 2022 4:02 pm
Photo of a sign a the Boise VA Medical Center

The Boise VA Medical Center is in downtown Boise, blocks from the Boise campus of St. Luke’s Health System. The VA hospital cares for veterans and made the unprecedented move to care for civilians during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Audrey Dutton/Idaho Capital Sun)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.