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No New Vet Centers in Wisconsin

The state isn't getting one of 23 new vet centers being open around the country and Congress members are upset.

Wisconsin's entire Congressional delegation has signed a letter of disappointment, prepared by Democratic Senator Russ Feingold.

It says Wisconsin now ranks 43rd for veteran's access to health care.

The letter also calls for opening new counseling centers for vets in La Crosse and Brown counties.

Vet centers provide counseling in a non-medical setting, complementing the services of VA medical centers and outpatient clinics.

Wisconsin has only two centers in Madison, and Waukesha, leaving more than 187,000 vets without reasonable access to the care.


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