Randy Taylor, an Army spokesman, said the "primary" cause for the policy shift in August was increased access to medical records.
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"The decision was primarily due to the increased availability of medical records and other data which is now more readily available," Mr. Taylor told USA Today. "These records allow Army officials to better document applicant medical histories."
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