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Health care costs for vets to soar
Tuesday - 10/12/2010, 12:35pm EDT
The Congressional Budget Office report is bound to have implications for the debates over federal budget spending.
The Budget Office reports that the Veterans Affairs Department health care costs are now running about $48 billion a year. About $2 billion of that is associated with treating Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
Down the road, treating combat veterans is expected to cost between $5.4 billion and $8.3 billion by the year 2020. In the meantime, the overall VA health care budget could rise to between $69 and $85 billion a year.
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