Vietnam veteran Louis Albin, who served in the U.S. Navy, listens during a town hall meeting at American Legion Post 1 in Phoenix concerning health-care issues at the Phoenix VA facilities.(AP/Ralph Freso)

How The Veterans Affairs Patient Load Exceeded Its Capabilities

The Veterans Affairs health system gravely lacks the resources to attend to the needs of the nation’s 22 million veterans — but what are the costs and is there a solution?