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VCS Weighs in on VA Transparency in Reporting Medical Errors

Everyone makes mistakes. In the case of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), “institutional disclosures” are the name VA gives to a program that kicks in when its medical facilities have made a medical error that has resulted in medical harm to … Continue reading

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Florida VCS to Host Public Lecture on the Iraq Insurgency

Terri K. Wonder, Ph.D., will present a lecture, Transformational Guerrillas and the Iraqi Tribes Who Fight Them, for the Florida chapter of Veterans for Common Sense (floridaveteransforcommonsense.org) on Thursday, December, 18 2014 in Sarasota, Fla.. In 2008, Wonder was hired … Continue reading

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VCS to Testify at IOM Gulf War Committee Hearing

Reprinted with permission from 91outcomes. (91outcomes.com) – A new Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee to revise and update the IOM’s 2010 Gulf War health review will hold its first meeting as a public session in Washington, DC on Wednesday, December 3, … Continue reading

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INVEST in Our Veterans and Our Energy Future

Veterans for Common Sense is proud to be a supporter of the Incentives for our Nation’s Veterans in Energy Sustainability Technologies (INVEST) Act, H.R. 5494.   ***** SOURCE:  Huffington Post, Nov. 10, 2014: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-barbara-lee/invest-in-our-veterans–o_b_6136436.html INVEST in Our Veterans and Our Energy Future … Continue reading

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VA Announces Camp LeJeune Medical Reimbursement Program

  Did you live at Camp Lejeune for 30 days or more between 1957-87? Veterans and their families who lived at the U.S. Marine Corps base and were potentially affected by contaminated water may be eligible for VA health benefits.  Learn … Continue reading

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AUSTIN STATESMAN: Congress to Probe VA Research Program

A Congressional committee has begun a probe of VA’s failed health research program, according to news from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper that helps show the critically important role of the media in holding VA accountable.   [Austin American-Statesman, “Congress to probe VA … Continue reading

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Pentagon Report Calls Climate Change a “National Security Threat Multiplier”

The Pentagon released a landmark report this week, “asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as … Continue reading

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Ex-Chair of Federal Gulf War Panel Says Concerns Remain

The recently “rotated out” chairman of the federal panel charged with overseeing health research related to veterans of the 1991 Gulf War was quoted extensively today in an Arizona Republic news article, expressing reasoned concerns regarding the approach of VA … Continue reading

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