In an excerpt from the PBS program "NOW," Maria Hinojosa examines the support system in place for family members providing the around-the-clock care many returning war veterans often require.
In a follow-up to his report on the financial costs of the war, NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman looks into who in America is paying the price.
Congress has approved about $450 billion to date for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but economists also have been tabulating the long-term costs such as veterans' care. Economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the broader costs of the war.
The Veterans Affairs system cares for an estimated 1,600 Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with traumatic brain injuries and other severe wounds. The NewsHour takes a look at the challenges of treating these veterans.
Congress held hearings Wednesday on military health care spending after recent media reports of substandard medical care for military service members created an uproar. Sens. Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., discuss Congress' next steps.
Maj. Gen. George Weightman, who was recently fired as head of Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley apologized for substandard outpatient care at the medical center and vowed to improve the system at…
The Army secretary resigned, the Walter Reed Army hospital chief was fired and a new documentary highlighted the Department of Veterans Affairs' failure to treat brain injuries of Iraq war veterans. Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss what…
The Veterans Administration is unprepared to care for brain-injured Iraq war veterans once they leave rehabilitation centers and return home to VA hospitals, a new documentary reports. An advocate and the VA secretary discuss treating the injuries.
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