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Speaking at the American Legion National Convention this afternoon, President Obama announced executive actions to improve veterans mental healthcare and housing, a day after a draft report from the Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found no proof that delays in health care lead to the deaths of veterans at a VA hospital in Phoenix.

NPR's Scott Horsley discusses the president's remarks with Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer.


This segment aired on August 26, 2014.

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