Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, left, answers questions from health care workers, veterans, and the public during an open Town Hall meeting in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. McDonald's appearance at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center was to answer veteran treatment questions and learn about the health care dispensed. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, left, answers questions from health care workers, veterans, and the public during an open Town Hall meeting in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. McDonald's appearance at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center was to answer veteran treatment questions and learn about the health care dispensed. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Rogelio V. Solis AP
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, left, answers questions from health care workers, veterans, and the public during an open Town Hall meeting in Jackson, Miss., Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. McDonald's appearance at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center was to answer veteran treatment questions and learn about the health care dispensed. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Rogelio V. Solis AP

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