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State auditors say Michigan could do a better job of identifying veterans who might be eligible for federal benefits. 

The audit released Friday says the state could save money if veterans on Medicaid switched to health programs run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Since 2015, Michigan's Veterans Affairs Agency is supposed to be working with another state department to identify Medicaid recipients, but the agency hasn't received the data.

Officials blamed it on staff turnover and other issues. The agency hopes to get the information early this year.

Local veteran's house a home for homeless veterans

Nov 11, 2016

Former Marine Joe Clemens has one final mission—help as many Veterans as he can, while he can.

Clemens, who is diagnosed with terminal Neurotic Idiopathic Angioedema, a rare blood disease, has spent the last 8 years helping homeless veterans, many with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, get back on their feet and re-acclimated to society.

Clemens said the calling on his life to assist other veterans came from his own experience after his service in the Marines had ended.

Veteran-owned Michigan business wins $16M federal contract

Sep 24, 2015

A veteran-owned Grand Rapids healthcare business has received a $16 million contract with the federal government.

Alliant Healthcare Products , a medical device maker, has won a five-year contract with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that comes with an immediate $10.9 million order for endoscopes used in surgical procedures for veterans.