By Leo Shane III
March 7, 2017
WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said his department
will start offering mental health services for veterans with
other-than-honorable dismissals as soon as possible, saying the issue is too
important to wait for congressional intervention.
"We have some authorities to do that," he told members of the House
Veterans' Affairs Committee on Tuesday night. "So many veterans are just
disconnected from our system. The 20 a day committing suicide are not
getting the care they need.