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Opinion: The root of the problems in the VA

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Root of Problem

 

Personally speaking, I’ve had a great experience at the VA. I’ve taken a couple trips to the ER, had some routine checkups, received quality treatment for a broken finger, and a couple other small things here and there. Many (not all) of the people I have met that complain about the VA are often forgetting to mention the faults of their own — they didn’t show up to an appointment, they tried to exaggerate claims, or they simply like to complain. On top of that, I had known plenty of people who had received just as good care as I had over the years, and they didn’t seem like any wild exceptions.

Veterans are missing out on benefits from the VA

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Missing Benefits

 

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) - America's military men and woman have answered the call to duty and served in places like Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq and Afghanistan.  However, according the Buffalo VA, there are many Veterans who are not taking advantage of the benefits they are now entitled to.

Military expands OneSource benefits to separated Veterans

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OneSource

 

The Department of Defense announced on Aug. 13, 2018, it will extend eligibility for Military OneSource benefits from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life. This change goes into effect Aug. 13, 2018, in accordance with the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019.

3 percent retiree COLA remains elusive

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COLA

 

Federal, military and Social Security retirees hoping for a minimum 3 percent cost-of-living adjustment in January will have to wait until at least next month to find out if they hit what for many has been the magic mark. That’s because the official inflation rate actually dropped slightly in July.

Roundup’s $289M cancer verdict opens up floodgates for thousands of other lawsuits

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Monsanto Round Up 004

 

FBN's Ashley Webster on Bayer shares' falling on news a California jury ordering the company's newly acquired Monsanto unit to pay $289 million for not warning of cancer risks from the company's weed-killer Roundup.

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