In 2019, there were over 17 million military veterans in the United States. Physical health, mental health, and health care services are especially important for military veterans given the stressful and strenuous work that can be involved in such an occupation. In the United States, the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), a subdivision of the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA), is responsible for providing all forms of health care to veterans. As of 2020, just over 12 million people in the United States were insured by some form of military heath care. However, opinions regarding the VA vary and it is sometimes criticised for not providing adaquate care for a population that the U.S. governement and general population often praise. For example, a survey from 2021 found that around 35 percent of U.S. veterans felt health care from the VA was generally worse than what most Americans receive, while 34 percent felt it was about the same and only 21 percent felt it was generally better.
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