Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, February 2nd, 2003
"This enables VA to cushion the effects of copayments for some veterans in high-cost areas, while still keeping our priorities focused on those with service-connected conditions," said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony J. Principi.
The VA Health Care Programs Enhancement Act, signed into law in January 2002, required VA to create a new category of veterans that takes into consideration the high costs of living in many parts of the United States.
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