Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Tell A Friend Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites
General News

Bush Lawyers Argue Veterans Not Entitled to Mental Health Care Hotlist

By       Message Aaron Glantz       (Page 1 of 1 pages)     Permalink    (# of views)   No comments

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags
Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Author 1888
- Advertisement -

The Bush Administration is arguing in court that veterans have no legal right to specific types of medical care. This, in response to a class action law suit accusing the government of illegally denying mental health treatment to Iraq and Afghanistan War Veterans.

In papers filed last week at the US District Court in San Francisco, lawyers for the VA wrote federal law establishes "veterans' eligibility for health care, but it does not create an entitlement to any particular medical service."

The San Francisco Chronicle has an excellent article on the case. Also check out our investigative report How Washington Cheats Veterans out of the Benefits They've Earned .

Did you know?

- Advertisement -

A team of researchers from Walter Reed Army Medical Center found 95% of soldiers deployed to Iraq reported seeing dead bodies and remains, 95% had been shot at, and 89% had been ambushed or attacked. 69% had seen an injured woman or child and felt they could not provide assistance.

How well do you know your facts about U.S. veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan? Take the War Comes Home "Did You Know?" Quiz and find out!

- Advertisement -

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Pacifica radio network reporter Aaron Glantz is author of the new book "How America Lost Iraq" (Tarcher/Penguin). More information at www.warcomeshome.org

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

18 Percent of Recent Veterans Unemployed

Investigative Report: How Washington Cheats Veterans out of the Benefits They've Earned

New Pentagon Data Shows 73,518 Battlefield Casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan

War Vets Fighting Drug Addiction

Army Neurosurgeon: "Is What We're Doing Worth This?"

Where the Republicans Stand on Iraq