VA Whistleblower Ignites Firestorm Over Vets’ Illnesses | The American Conservative

… Dr. Steven S. Coughlin’s charges that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials hid, manipulated, and even lied about research pertaining to Gulf War Illness (GWI) and health problems plaguing Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are still causing fallout a month after his stunning testimony before a key House subcommittee …

Veterans and their advocates, as well as many in the scientific community, have long believed that the VA avoids responsibility for veterans’ care by downplaying or outright ignoring evidence linking wartime experiences—such as exposure to Agent Orange, chemical weapons, or toxic pollution—to veterans’ chronic medical issues back home.

via VA Whistleblower Ignites Firestorm Over Vets’ Illnesses | The American Conservative.

Veterans must be able to access medical care within their own communities, from providers of their choice … they should be automatically enrolled in Medicare upon honorable discharge, with standard deductibles waived.

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Now-disabled interior/exterior designer dragged into battling conviction corruption from its periphery in a third personal battle with civil public corruption.
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