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PBS NewsHour | VA Adds 1,600 Workers to Fix Backlog | PBS

Duration: 06:50
Program: PBS NewsHour #10310
Broadcast Date: Apr. 19, 2012

Responding to a backlog of mental health cases and a blistering federal appeals court ruling, Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki said Thursday that the agency will hire 1,600 more professionals -- including psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. Jeffrey Brown and the VA's Sonja Batten discuss the new hires' goals.

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Post Date: April 19, 2012