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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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Veterans Health Administration

Description: The Veterans Health Administration provides hospital, nursing home, domiciliary care, outpatient medical and dental care to eligible veterans. The agency also provides care in non-VA hospitals and community nursing homes and for non-VA outpatient treatment. In Texas, the VA operates 10 medical centers and 17 clinics.

The federal government spent over $1 billion on health care for veterans in Texas in federal fiscal 1998.

Texas Total, Fiscal 1998
Amount Spent: $1,071,793,244 (includes medical services and administrative costs)
   
Type of Funding: Federal
   
Veteran Population: 1,577,987

Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Waco Regional Office