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Veterans Benefits

The High Cost of Dying

Jason Alderman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Alderman

Death is the ultimate fact of life; it pays to be prepared for what expenses will be so you -- or your loved ones -- won't be forced to make difficult decisions during your time of grieving.

Separate, Unequal, and Unrecognized

Rachel Natelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rachel Natelson

Following the release of regulations designed to simplify the process by which veterans with PTSD can access benefits, advocates have clamored to declare victory in a battle against a system notorious for resisting change.

Government To Stop Requiring Veterans To 'Prove' PTSD

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government is making it easier for combat veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder to receive disability benefits...

America's Veterans: Falling Through the Cracks?

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Early Friday afternoon, New Yorkers were walking on Park Avenue at their usual brisk pace. There was a slight breeze, and the air was cool enough ...

Petraeus' Vow to Protect Soldiers: A True Commitment or Empty Promise?

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Since 2001, over 22,600 soldiers have been pressed into signing such documents, affirming a pre-existing condition, making them ineligible for disability benefits, saving the military billions of dollars.

Socialism for the Tea Parties

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Tea Party movement has an intense hatred for anything they deem to be socialist, while both appreciating and wanting more government support for programs they like.

When the Army Uses "Enhanced Interrogation" on an American Soldier

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

I had been covering veterans' issues for several years and thought I'd developed a thick skin. But the pain on the other end of the telephone line as Sergeant Chuck Luther told me his story was difficult to stomach.

What It Took to Get Our Troops the Benefits They Earned

Rep. Bruce Braley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Bruce Braley

For some of us, this change in policy has been a long-time coming. Under this fix, thousands of our service members across the country will be provided benefits under the PDMRA program.

Veterans Still Waiting For GI Bill Payments, Colleges Unpaid

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Universities and colleges are still waiting for tuition payments for thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who attended school...

Veterans' Benefits Stolen: $214,000 In

Colorado Springs Gazette | JOHN C. ENSSLIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A federal grand jury in Denver has indicted eight current or former Colorado Springs residents on charges they filed false claims for unemployment mon...

Fearing Government Involvement in Health Care

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Before we collectively start quaking in fear of a government takeover of health care it might make sense to slow down and consider that a fair amount of our health care system already has strong government involvement.

Bloomberg 3? NYC Veterans 0

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

Ask any veteran and he or she will tell you that over the past several years New York City's Mayor's Office of Veterans' Affairs has done little or nothing to assist the hundreds of thousands of veterans in the city.

Dem "Strategists": Use These 8 Points and Learn How to Discuss Taxes or Don't Go on TV

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The Republicans will lie -- they will claim that Obama is going to raise everyone's taxes. Today, I heard several people on TV dubbed "Democratic strategists" just fall for it.

Veterans Benefits Checks Delayed: Soldiers Risk Financial Ruin

AP | MICHELLE ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO — His lifelong dream of becoming a soldier had, in the end, come to this for Isaac Stevens: 28, penniless, in a wheelchair, fending ...

McCain: "Happy Memorial Day. Now Get Back to Iraq."

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

John McCain is afraid that if we give our soldiers a future, they may seize it, which is why he voted against the new G.I. Bill and why he is spinning that vote as patriotism and the product of experience.

Obama criticizes McCain on veterans' benefits

AP | CHRISTOPHER WILLS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico — Barack Obama told veterans Saturday that he can't understand why Republican John McCain opposes legislation that would pr...

An Angry McCain Shows Just What Type of Dirty Campaign He's Running. Somewhere Karl Rove is Smiling

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

McCain offers himself as a candidate who wishes to run a more respectful campaign, but his actions of the past few weeks have been same Rovian tactics we've come to hate these past eight years.

Iowa Veterans Want U.S. Out of Iraq, Turn Toward Democrats

Dan Treul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dan Treul

Al Cannistraro, Jacqueline Cotrell, Christine Escobar, Kim Farris, Mike Germain, Kerri Glover, Matthew Moll, Gale Walden, Ellen Emerson White, and Ran...