Terri Tanielian: Rand Corp. examines NY Veterans Choice Program

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The Veterans Choice Program is expanding as a growing number of vets seek medical care outside of the VA system. But the VA paying for it. The Rand Corporation took a look at the system of Choice providers in New York state, home to nearly a million veterans. Terri Tanielian, a principal researcher from the organization, shared her findings on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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