National Rural Health Association

2014 RHC and CAH Conferences
Rural Health Topic

Veterans' Issues

Time and distance prevent up to 4 million rural veterans from getting their health care benefits through a VHA facility today.

Many rural and non-metropolitan counties have experienced the highest concentration of veterans in the civilian population aged 18 and over, according to the 2000 U.S. Census.

There are disparities and differences between rural and urban veterans in health status, and this issue deserves further study.

 


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