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Brown presses VA on veterans exposed to toxic burn pits - The Tribune


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Brown presses VA on veterans exposed to toxic burn pits - The Tribune
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Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, pressed Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough on how VA can better deliver healthcare to veterans exposed to burn pits ...
Source: Brown presses VA on veterans exposed to toxic burn pits - The Tribune | The Tribune

The excerpt below expresses what many of us feel.

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“It’s hiring people. It’s also making sure that we have facilities in which we can make sure — if we really do get a million and a half to two million additional enrollees who are coming to us for care, that we have facilities in which we can treat them. And so, it’s all straight medical care account management, which is – if we have more patients, we need more investment to care for those patients,” McDonough said.

Brown also raised concerns to McDonough about the possible increase in disability claims backlogs.
“It’s true that any veteran can file a claim about his or her condition today, and that claim would get adjudicated. But we have to work through each of the portions of the claim,” McDonough said. “More importantly, though, the attention around the issue will remind people, like these great Ohioans that you just talked about, that they have a claim before the United States government, so they will come forward.”

 

 

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