The VA, America’s largest integrated health system, turns 96 years old
The Department of Veterans Affairs is the country's largest integrated health system. Nearly nine million of America’s veterans get medical care from the VA.
Ninety-six years ago today, the precursor to what we now know as the VA began with a stroke of President Warren G. Harding’s pen.
Dr. Howard Markel, a medical historian with the University of Michigan and a PBS contributor, joined Stateside today to talk about the history of the VA’s inception, which began just a few years after World War I.
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