Healthcare Landscape for Veterans
In March the American Bar Association published an article in Health eSource written by Katie Ocampo, an attorney with LegalHealth who staffs a legal clinic at Northport VA Center in Suffolk County. Health eSource is published monthly by the Health Law Section of the ABA. In her article Ocampo outlines the many healthcare choices open to veterans who do not do not receive their healthcare through the Department of Veteran Affairs’ system of hospitals and clinics. The reasons why are as diverse as the sometimes confusing array of options open to them. Ocampo provides a great overview of how these various systems and programs work together to serve over half of our nation’s 22 million veterans.