Dozens of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) workers rallied July 1 outside the Fayetteville VA Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC protesting a proposed overhaul of veterans' medical care. The Commission on Care, a panel created by Congress two years ago amid concern over long wait times for care at VA centers nationwide, is expected to recommend soon privatizing care for millions of veterans. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) says the move would close 12 to 15 VA hospitals. The AFGE has organized similar protests recently at VA centers across the country. For more information, visit the AFGE website and read the Opinion Page in the New York Times.
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