Get returning vets the care they deserve and end the VA backlog …..

To: President Obama
Disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are designed to fill the gaps in loss of earnings potential and quality of life caused by injuries sustained during military service – but hundreds of thousands of vets are waiting unacceptably long for their claims to be processed. We’re calling on President Obama to appoint a Presidential Commission to #EndTheVABacklog.

A recent report from the Center for Investigative Reporting cites documents authenticated by VA that state:

On average, returning vets are waiting between 316 days; 327 days for decisions after filing their claim.
Despite spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars developing a digital claims process, 97% of claims are still on paper.
The wait:
-490 days in New Orleans
-619 in Los Angeles
-612 in Indianapolis
-586 in Houston
-642 in New York
-681 in Reno
– and the list goes on ……..

It’s time to start taking care of our own. As a country, we must keep the promise we made to the millions of disabled veterans who have served and sacrificed to defend our nation. We must support them with the care and compensation they deserve.

Stand with IAVA, the 2.5 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, the 21 million veterans of all generations, and demand that President Obama commits to finding a solution to this problem by creating a Presidential Commission to end the VA backlog.

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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