Boston Spends More Per Veteran On Health Care Than Cape Cod

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Veterans in the Boston area have access to good health care options, but that's not the case for vets in other parts of the state. In fact, the federal Veterans Administration spends almost four times as much on the health care for a vet who lives around Boston as it does on those who live on Cape Cod.

WBUR and 6 other stations around the country are partnering with NPR to look at 3,000 counties to compare health care coverage for former members of the armed service.


Martha Bebinger, WBUR reporter covering health care. She tweets @mbebinger.


WBUR VA Data Show Disparities In Veteran Benefits Spending

  • "Spending is nearly $30,000 per patient in San Francisco, and less than $7,000 per patient in Lubbock, Texas. Nationally, the average is just under $10,000. In places where more veterans are enrolled in VA health benefit plans, spending per veteran did tend to be higher."

WBUR: VA Spending Per Massachusetts Veteran In 2013

This article was originally published on January 13, 2015.

This segment aired on January 13, 2015.


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