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Chuck Hagel Orders Military Health Care System Review

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The Defense Department is set to undertake a thorough review of military hospitals and medical insurance services, the American Forces Press Service reported Wednesday.

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby expects the 90-day assessment spearheaded by Assistant Defense Secretary for Health Affairs Jonathan Woodson to include recommendations on how to improve the military healthcare system, which services 9.6 million people.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered the review amid reports of problems in healthcare delivery to veterans across the country.

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