Legion hosts Sauk Rapids meeting

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Apr 15, 2013 at 6:26 am

SAUK RAPIDS, Minn. (KNSI) The American Legion is hosting a town hall meeting Monday night to discuss the quality of health care that women veterans are receiving from the St.Cloud V-A Healthcare System and other Department of Veterans Affairs facilities.

The meeting is at 6 pm at the American Legion Post 254 in Sauk Rapids. It's open to all veterans in the area. Women who have served in the armed forces and are currently receiving health care from the V-A are especially encouraged to participate.

Representatives from the American Legion's System Worth Saving Task Force will attend the meeting. The task force was created in 2003 to evaluate the quality of health care at V-A facilities nationwide. Task force members will also visit the V-A medical center to interview patients, staff and administrators.

Women now make up about 15-percent of the country's one-point-four million service members and account for one-point-eight million of the nation's 23-million veterans.

About 340,000 women veterans are currently enrolled in the V-A healthcare system.

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