The original rule said veterans had to live at least 40 miles in a straight shot from the nearest VA clinic to qualify Veterans Choice. Now the agency will measure the distance in driving miles instead.
Josh Hicks is a Washington Post reporter covering the federal government. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011. Josh graduated from Albion College and Stanford. He also lived in New Zealand for eight months working as a commercial fisherman and fruit picker. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.