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AUSTIN — While Congress hashes out reforms to the way the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs treats those who served in the military, Texas officials are trying to help veterans who live here get medical care. Gov. Rick Perry called for action after revelations surfaced of long waits and falsified appointment records at veterans’ hospitals.

ALANA ROCHA and JUSTIN DEHN report for The Texas Tribune where this story was originally published. It is made available here through a news partnership between the Texas Tribune and the San Marcos Mercury.

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