NU Online News Service, Oct. 21, 2004, 11:25 a.m. EST
1.7 million American veterans had no health insurance in 2003, according to a study by Harvard Medical School.[@@]
The report was sponsored jointly by Physicians for a National Health Program and Public Citizen, Washington.
Almost 682,000 Vietnam-era veterans and almost 1 million who served during other wars, including the Persian Gulf War, lacked coverage, according to the report.