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Steve Russell :
Your money and your life: The politics of
VA Medical Care

Paleoconservatives have a long-range plan to destroy Medicare and Medicaid without attacking them directly. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2018 Editor’s Note:  The Rag Blog published Steve Russell’s article, “Your Money and Your Life,” on … finish reading Steve Russell :
Your money and your life: The politics of
VA Medical Care

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Lamar W. Hankins : We Must Heal Our Wounded Vets

Wounded Army vet waiting for a prescription for anti-seizure medication at a Colorado Springs doctor’s office. Photo by Michael Ciaglo / Colorado Springs Gazette. We must ‘heal the wounded’:The military’s abuse of enlistees At this point, almost a decade since … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : We Must Heal Our Wounded Vets

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The Hidden Toll : 18 Veteran Suicides Every Day

Image from The Public Record.Real cost of war:Shocking suicide rate among vetsBy Ted McLaughlin / The Rag Blog / April 27, 2010 We tend to hear about the United States soldiers that are killed in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, … finish reading The Hidden Toll : 18 Veteran Suicides Every Day

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Harm’s Way : Escalation and the GI Suicide Crisis

Mental health and the suicide rate:Sending soldiers into harm’s way By Michael Anthony / The Rag Blog / December 4, 2009 President Obama recently stated that sending more troops into harm’s way in Afghanistan is a solemn decision — one … finish reading Harm’s Way : Escalation and the GI Suicide Crisis

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David P. Hamilton: Socialized Medicine Works for Me

Universal Health Care Now stencil art recycled vinyl LP clock by artbymags / Margaret CobleVA health care and Medicare are ‘good medicine’ In essence, health care should be a human right, not a commodity. It should not be restricted to … finish reading David P. Hamilton: Socialized Medicine Works for Me

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Gulf War Syndrome: Self-Poisoned Under Orders

Panel: 1 in 4 Gulf War vets is sickBy Anne Usher / November 17, 2008 Report blames exposure to toxic chemicals and other causes, demands more research and spending. WASHINGTON — At least one in four U.S. veterans of the … finish reading Gulf War Syndrome: Self-Poisoned Under Orders

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Numbers of Homeless Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Are Growing

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, there are about 195,000 homeless veterans on any given night. Photo: AP/World Wide Photos.Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans join the homelessBy Anna Sussman / November 11, 2008 Ethan Kreutzer joined the Army at … finish reading Numbers of Homeless Iraq and Afghanistan Vets Are Growing

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Jim Hightower : Bush’s Empty Promise to Wounded Vets

Portrait of Marine Staff Stg. John Jones by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. ‘Where is George when thousands severely wounded in his misguided Iraq war need him to act?’ By Jim Hightower / August 6, 2008 When Bear Stearns, Freddie Mac, and Fannie … finish reading Jim Hightower : Bush’s Empty Promise to Wounded Vets

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Jim Hightower : ‘Gooberhead Award’

VA treating vets as lab ratsBy Jim Hightower / July 22, 2008 Time for another Gooberhead Award, presented periodically to those in the news who’ve got their mouths going 100 miles an hour – but forgot to put their brains … finish reading Jim Hightower : ‘Gooberhead Award’

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