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Health Costs of the Iraq and Afghan Wars: Short- and Long-Term Impact on US Veterans Health Care

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Amara, Jomana
Ann Hendricks
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2009
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Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School.
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Public information about the use of health care through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) by veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars (OIF/OEF) underscores the potential for overestimating the impact on the taxpayer. Pressing needs of newly discharged veterans require immediate attention, especially for PTSD, TBI, and physical disability services, but the demand for immediate post-deployment VHA services is overshadowed nationally by the demands of the aging Korean and Vietnam War cohorts in terms of the number of patients and the total cost of their care. In addition, the long-run care needs for aging OIF/OEF veterans will be significant.
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Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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