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President Barack Obama is making a first-time visit to the Arizona veterans' hospital that triggered a national examination into how the government cares for its former service members. The president will get an appraisal on the health system's progress and its lingering needs.

Last spring, the Veterans Administration was embroiled in a scandal over long wait times at its clinics around the country. Some of the longest wait times in the country were in Portland, Oregon. But, not anymore.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Conrad Wilson of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports.


This segment aired on March 13, 2015.

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