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  • Veteran Health Care Assistance
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    Veteran Health Care Assistance

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Secretary of Veteran Affairs Eric Shinseki discussed ways to more effectively reintroduce those in the armed forces back into civilian life. The joint…

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  • Veterans Organizations Legislative Priorities
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    Veterans' Organizations Legislative Priorities

    Witnesses testified on the legislative priorities of veterans' service organizations. Senator Lugar introduced James Koutz, the new national commander of the American Legion, who presented…

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  • Veterans Education Issues
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    Veterans' Education Issues

    Witnesses testified about an executive order which required colleges to provide more information to veterans, such as the likelihood of military members completing a school’s programs prior…

    165 views
  • Prosthetics Care for Veterans
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    Prosthetics Care for Veterans

    Witnesses testified about the current capabilities of the Veterans Administration to deliver state-of-the art care to veterans with amputations. Among the issues they addressed were demand…

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  • Prosthetics Care for Veterans
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    Prosthetics Care for Veterans

    A House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee questioned department officials about overpayments by the Veterans Affairs Department on prosthetic limbs. Witnesses included the chief of amputee…

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  • Veterans Mental Health Care Daniel Hanson Testimony
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    Veterans' Mental Health Care, Daniel Hanson Testimony

    Iraq War veteran Daniel Hanson appeared at a hearing on war veterans' mental health care. He said in his testimony that he spent his disability check on “booze and strip clubs,” and that he…

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  • Veterans Mental Health Care Panel 3
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    Veterans' Mental Health Care, Panel 3

    Veterans Administration officials and veteran advocacy group representatives testified on their efforts to fill gaps in mental health treatment for veterans.

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  • Veterans Mental Health Care Panel 2
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    Veterans' Mental Health Care, Panel 2

    Doctors and mental health professionals testified on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other issues facing some returning veterans. Among the topics addressed were services…

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