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August 14, 2003

Albany-- Georgia could get eight new medical facilities for military veterans. VA clinics, like this one in Albany, stay busy. A federal review of veteran health care reveals that trend will only increase as more veterans retire to the South.

Senator Saxby Chambliss says the review calls for eight new VA outpatient clinics, "For most the part all of our facilities here in Georgia escaped realignment but we are going to be looking at the addition of some clinics, reducing hours at some clinics around the country. Overall what we want to do is look at the quality of health care that we are giving our veterans."

Under the recommendations, Georgia is slated for more facilities than any other state. It is not known where the clinics will be located.

Posted at 5:30 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com