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Federal court reverses order for VA health care overhaul; defers to president, Congress

Source: Fox News
Published: Tuesday 08 May, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court on Monday reversed its demand that the Veterans Affairs Department dramatically overhaul its mental health care system.

A special 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that any such changes need to be ordered by Congress or the president.

The 10-1 ruling reversed an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the same court.

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