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  • Veterans Mental Health
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    Mental Health Aid for Veterans

    Mental health advocates and leaders from veteran service organizations spoke at the the National Council for Behavioral Health’s launch of its Mental Health First Aid for Veterans…

  • Veterans Affairs Hospital Delays
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    Veterans Affairs Hospital Delays

    Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee over delays at Veterans Affairs hospitals in Phoenix and elsewhere, and the deaths of at least 40 veterans who were…

  • Washington Journal VA Misconduct Allegations
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    Veterans Affairs Misconduct Allegations

    Tom Tarantino talked about calls for the resignation of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric Shinseki and other top VA officials, following allegations of misconduct at VA facilities in…

  • Veterans Pension Benefits Cuts
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    Veterans' Pension Benefits Cuts

    Tom Tarantino, Chief Policy Officer for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, talked about the proposed cut in troop levels, including a planned reduction of more than 100,000 U.S. Army…

  • Tom Tarantino on Issues Facing Veterans
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    Tom Tarantino on Issues Facing Veterans

    Tom Tarantino talked about issues facing veterans as they return from combat. Topics included the backlog at the Veterans Department for benefits, issues surroundings mental health,…

  • Veterans Affairs Claims
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    Veterans Affairs Claims

    Tom Tarantino talked about the backlog of claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), including proposed solutions, and funds allocated to the VA in President Obama’s 2014 budget. He…

  • AARP Examines Implications of COLA Changes
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    Cost-of-Living Adjustments and Federal Benefits

    Panelists talked about the implications of a proposed reform to cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security and other federal benefits. The change involves tying COLAs to a…