A pro-veterans nonprofit group has reportedly paid more than $100 million in medical bills owed by vets over the past handful of years.
The acronym cited above in today's blog headline is logically employed when possible, given that the full text of what it stands for is a veritable mouthful.
Many national lawmakers and veterans' organizations have been forcefully pushing the U.S. government for years to expand the list of conditions that presumptively qualify afflicted servicemembers for Agent Orange-linked disability benefits.
Here’s a jump in numbers: a spike from 65,000 to 114,000, which spells an increase of nearly 50,000 and a percentage leap of close to 60%.
Benefits available to individuals from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are not handouts. They are hard-earned entitlements, with many servicemembers assuming material risks and paying a dear price for their protections. Texas residents know that especially well, given the state’s prominent patriotism and outsized veteran population.
Concededly, it was just a dinner, hardly representative of any groundbreaking development.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is passing along some year-ending kudos during the holiday season.
Today’s Michalk, Beatty & Alcozer blog post leads with a query centrally directed to a Texas audience.