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Ensuring Needed Health Care For Veterans' Children With Spina Bifida

Ensuring That Children Of Vietnam War Veterans Born With Spina Bifida Get The Health Care They Need

Five out of seven Vietnam War veterans’ children suffer from birth defects, including Spina Bifida. The VA has designated 1,200 individuals eligible for care under the Spina Bifida Health Care Program. While the VA has agreed to provide Comprehensive Health Care under this program, it has continually failed to provide the in-home care many of these beneficiaries need and are entitled to under the law (38 USC §1803).

Parents of these children are now too old to provide the same 24/7 care that many Spina Bifida children require. Now, they need the assistance of a professional who can help these individuals with daily living tasks. The VA must provide the complete care that these military families were promised — and desperately need.

By supporting, you will be urging Congress to demand the VA follow the law and provide complete care to Spina Bifida children.

By opposing, you do not think Congress should take further action on this matter.

(Sponsored campaign by DisabledVeterans.org.)

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DisabledVeterans.org 1,952 Facebook fans 5,964 Twitter followers

These children were promised comprehensive health care as early as 2008. VA has yet to implement the law in the way Congress intended. Instead, VA Purchased Care in Denver, Colorado, is blocking families from getting the care they need for their children. To keep these children from health care is, in our opinion, criminal. Take action by telling Congress to tell the VA to give these kids the care they are entitled to.

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Agent Orange Legacy 10,974 Facebook fans 458 Twitter followers

At this point in time Spina Bifida is the only birth defect recognized by the VA in the children of male Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

Since 2007 we have found more and more of the adult children of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange who are sick and suffering. Even today nothing is being done to meet the needs of these adult children. Their suffering not yet recognized by the VA.

There are only 1,200 of the most severely disabled children eligible for care under the Spina Bifida Health Care Program. Yet the VA continues to fail ...

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Children of Vietnam Veterans Health Alliance 10,237 Facebook fans 323 Twitter followers

Ensuring That Children Of Vietnam War Veterans Born With Spina Bifida Get The Health Care They Need

Five out of seven Vietnam War veterans’ children suffer from birth defects, including Spina Bifida. The VA has designated 1,200 individuals eligible for care under the Spina Bifida Health Care Program. While the VA has agreed to provide Comprehensive Health Care under this program, it has continually failed to provide the in-home care many of these beneficiaries need and are entitled to under the law (38 USC §1803).

Parents of these children are now too old to provide the same 24/7 ...

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