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Health Care for Rural Veterans: The Example of Federally Qualified Health Centers

Description
Reports that among veterans enrolled in VA healthcare, 41% reside in rural or highly rural communities. Discusses access to healthcare for rural veterans, policy considerations to encourage improved collaboration between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and highlights how FQHCs can provide healthcare services to veterans.
Author(s)
Elayne J. Heisler, Sidath Viranga Panangala, Erin Bagalman
Date
01/2014
Type
Document
Organization
Congressional Research Service
Tagged as
Access · Federally Qualified Health Centers · Veterans