An angry message to the VA and the unusal response.

Authors note I will turn this into a section of a multipart story, for right now though I was so blown away by the response of the VA personnel. I think it is important to have an understanding of this long-standing situation, otherwise, I just look like a psycho with an angry late-night message, which …

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Government Accountability Office reports VA denies 80% of Gulf War Illness claims

A report released June 2017 revealed the VA denies 4 of 5 disability claims for veterans claiming disability for Gulf War illness despite evidence showing over 40 percent suffer from it. The Government Accountability Office released a report analyzing Gulf War Illness (GWI) claims of veterans from 2010 to 2015. Of the 102,000 claims received, …

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The VA refuses to acknowledge some combat zone burn pits were built on former chemical weapon facilities.

"Though the US government disputes it, new evidence shows a link between service in Iraq and Afghanistan and cancers and untreatable bronchial illnesses." The health risk of this is astronomical, and the combat veteran community is losing people to this important factor that the government is refusing. Imagine you go to a concert, and hundreds …

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How the Veteran Affairs office fueled the national opioid crisis and is killing thousands of veterans.

Today, the number of patients affected by the VA’s swinging opiate pendulum is staggering: 60 percent of veterans who fought in the Middle East and 50 percent of older veterans have chronic pain. ...leading to swift, mandated cutoffs regardless of patient well-being and with virtually no evidence that it’s a safe approach. VA fueled the national opioid crisis article link   …

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A letter from my wife to the VA Care Giver Support Program.

The following article is written in the viewpoint of my wife. Caregiver Support first application (2015) Texas - 2014 through January 2015 In Killeen, Straight Jacket Material (SJM) contacted the Veteran Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation about his education options with his disability ratings. SJM met with a counselor and they went through several options of career …

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Mental health failure by the VA. Part 2. A letter to my Congressman. September 2017.

This is one of many e-mails I have sent to my Congressman's aid. First I will list the VA's response to the congressional investigation. I will follow with my response email to being told a month later that "oh I am sorry I thought I emailed you back my email was wiped out by a …

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Mental health failure by the VA. Part I. Most of the backstory from May 2017 until September 2017.

This letter is being written on September 8, 2017. There has been little to no follow up on this incident or my continuing mental health issues. No one has contacted me about the incident I was subjected to. I submitted previous versions of this message to the Patient Advocacy Department, the Patient Safety Department, and …

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