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Disabled American Veterans fight for health care

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Most likely you have heard, read or seen on television the dilemma that many American veterans are facing and have been facing for quite some time now; awaiting weeks, even months, for access to health care. For the veterans that require urgent medical treatment, consequences may be devastating!

There is absolutely no time to sit back and ask the questions leading up to the answer of greed. What has to happen now is that this horrific situation must be fixed now and not sometime down the road!

The biggest issue for Chicagoans is that in May the announcement was broadcast that the greed has even infected Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago (Maywood). Federal investigators scrutinized them over their alleged secret waitlist. They needed to evaluate the circumstances surrounding how many veterans had to wait and how dire the circumstances over that wait. In Phoenix at their VA Hospital, the claim made was that up to 40 veterans may have died while awaiting treatment.

The Disabled Veterans of America (DAV) are attempting to fill in the gaps, but they need public support in order to help honor, serve and protect the courageous men and women who have put their lives on the line for our freedom. When they receive funding, DAV works to help the veterans in need to get the care that they deserve. They provide experts to help veterans navigate the complicated claims process and they provide vital transportation to get veterans the medical attention they need. Perhaps the best thing is that DAV works to ensure the government provides our nation’s veterans with timely access to the healthcare they not only need but deserve.

As a sideline, the Disabled American Veterans association has intervened with the President of the United States, with Congress and with the Veterans Administration in order to take action to ensure adequate funding is in place so that the veterans in need have access to timely care and so that the problems being reported are fixed in short order. It not only takes a village to raise a child, but a village to make certain that those that sacrifice their families, homes and lives for us on a constant basis have at least the healthcare that they need and deserve.

Besides donating to worthwhile causes, like the DAV, the public can also intervene by writing to the government and demanding that our veterans be taken care of. It is only right that this nation supports those that support it!

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