Trends in State Health and Social Service Use among United States Veterans in Washington State

Feb 2021 |
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The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides care to an especially vulnerable population of individuals, some of whom are also receiving state-funded health and social services. This report extends prior RDA work examining state social and health service use by Veterans living in Washington State. To better understand if state service utilization by Veterans changes over time, this report examines the use of state-administered social and health care services from 2008 through 2018 by a cohort of Veterans who were enrolled with the VHA in calendar year (CY) 2016. Overall, use of state social and health services by Veterans increased in the years following the 2008 recession, but has decreased in recent years.

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