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Hadit Podcast Thursday April 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm edt

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Alex Graham also known as the one and only ASKNOD, brings his special style of humor to the show as he discusses the newly proposed Agent Orange Presumptive diseases like Hypertension, Parkinsons like Symptoms and Bladder Cancer.

Join us for this one.

 

To call in, dial 347 237 4819

To Listen, follow the link below.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/haditcom/2019/04/11/hadit-podcast-with-guest-speaker-alex-graham-certified-veterans-claims-agent

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John, I mentioned your reference to "essential " hypertension in last week's show , in a letter to the Secretary-

It is a profound point-

I stated to the Sec- after entry from the 2018 National Academies Report:

"Hypertension (category change from Limited or Suggestive in Update 2014)

I feel “Sufficient evidence” is much stronger than the 2014 report regarding AO and hypertension."

( gave him the link to that) and  I know he is considering the cost factor-due to the high incidence of hypertension in seniors ,which most if not all Vietnam vets ,are these days)

I added:

"I am aware how prevalent HBP is in the general elderly population.However that does not account for the Vietnam veteran's population separately, yet this newest report raises the nexus to hypertension as due to Agent Orange, regarding any incountry Vietnam veteran.Since HBP is treated so well these days, a VA rating due to HBP under this report,if considered as a presumptive, would not be as costly as one might think, as I would expect the ratings to be fairly low if the HBP is well controlled, medically. Most veterans have had their hypertension deemed as “essential” by VAdoctors , meaning there was no known cause for it, but now there is a cause and etiology- Agent Orange, based on the 2018 report."

The Secretary's address, twitter handle and email addy are here in this forum.

I sure dont believe one or two letters from a civilian widow living on a farm high up in  the beautiful Allegheny Mountain Plateau would have as much clout as hearing from HBP Vietnam veterans themselves.

Then again, I made the point that my husband was dead due to VA health care itself, as well as two AO disabilities, and HBP was one of the "multiple" disabilities they (VA/OGC) found had caused his death (FTCA/1151) I attached my 1151 award letter.  

Obviously there is more to that letter-regarding another issue he will be eventially dealing with- that he probably does not know about yet. Actually I do expect to hear from him. 

My emaill to you this AM bounced back to me- maybe because of the weather-it snowed again here- but I sure cannot thank you enough for bringing up the "essential" point. 

It was Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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Berta I changed to Metronet. It is 1 gigabyte of Speed for Internet. Here are my email Addresses.

Jbasser@mymetronet.net

jmsstacy2@gmail.com 

jbasser01@gmail.com

 

Keep up the good work. You are amazing.

 

John

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