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July 23rd, 2008

“Post 9/11” Bill — More Money for Vets

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Deservedly, the US plans to increase spending on our veterans. Last month, the president signed the “Post 9/11” GI Bill that will add $100 billion in educational benefits for veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs proposed adding an additional $94 billion in 2009 to care for the vast number of wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan:

Also, medical costs could climb because of unanticipated long-term problems from wounds such as traumatic brain injuries, which remain little understood, says Adrian Atizado, assistant legislative director with the Disabled American Veterans.

Annual costs for a severe head injury can reach $400,000, according to a RAND Corp. study released this year.

Click here for a full overview of the bill.

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2 Responses to ““Post 9/11” Bill — More Money for Vets”

  1. Disabled Chat Says: July 24th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I have Bell’s Palsy and enjoy your blog very much. First time I’ve commented, but have been reading here and there.
    Great blog. I enjoy reading it every chance I get and value your opinions!

  2. Tim Manni Says: August 21st, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Disabled Chat — Thanks for your kind comments on our blog, I apologize for not responding sooner. Spread the word and thanks again!

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