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Gulf War Advisory Committee Letter Expresses Grave Concerns to New VA Secretary | Veterans for Common Sense

The following is reposted from 91outcomes.com with permission. *** “I ask you to please post … this letter RAC members sent to Secretary McDonald after the RAC meeting this week.  VA staff now controls what is posted to the RAC … Continue reading

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VCS to Participate in Sgt. Sullivan Center’s Event: Rebuilding Trust, Renewing Our Dedication to Transparency in Deployment Health Science | Veterans for Common Sense

  Having trouble viewing this?  Click here Sergeant Sullivan Center Reception: Honoring Excellence in Post-Deployment Health Rebuilding Trust, Renewing Our Dedication to Transparency in Deployment Health Science:            Awards Ceremony 2014 “If you blow the whistle … Continue reading

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VA Cooking the Books on Suicide Data, too | Veterans for Common Sense

Over the course of this year, systemic failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have become known to the public, including VA cooking the books on veterans’ healthcare, disability claims, and medical research. A new investigative report by … Continue reading

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VCS Lawsuit Proved VA Wait Times Led to Veteran Suicides | Veterans for Common Sense

In 2007, Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) and Veterans United for Truth and Justice, Inc. (VUFT), two veterans’ advocacy organizations, filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The lawsuit alleged that a severely dysfunctional … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: Judges to Decide if Supreme Court Hears Landmark Lawsuit | Veterans for Common Sense

Contact: Veterans for Common Sense (202) 491-6953 Date: January 3, 2013 In the next few days, the Supreme Court will determine if it will hear arguments in the case, Veterans for Common Sense v. Shinseki.  An announcement could come as early … Continue reading

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Veterans Petition for Supreme Court Hearing

In one of the most important landmark legal cases involving veterans’ access to healthcare and disability benefits in decades, two veterans groups filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on September 5, 2012, asking the Court to hear the case, Veterans … Continue reading

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Veterans can find help through crisis line

By MARY WICOFF  Commercial-News, Danville, Ill. Published: October 7, 2012 DANVILLE — Veterans in crisis no longer have to keep the problem a secret — especially if it’s something life-threatening, such as thoughts of suicide. “We’re here. We’re proactive,” said Natalie … Continue reading

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Romney Mistakes Defense Spending For Veterans Health Care

From VCS AD and Disabledveterans.org  Ben Krause   Toady, Mitt Romney was cited conflating defense spending with veteran health care. He is already following through with campaign promises on that 47% of Americans. “Given the needs of our veterans, how … Continue reading

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Please Support our Public Education Efforts and Landmark Lawsuit

Thanks to all of our supporters,we have achieved 11% of our goal. Show your support for VCS today so we can get to our fall fundraising goal of 10,000.  At Veterans for Common Sense we work hard to educate the … Continue reading

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For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

From NYT.com By TINA ROSENBERG Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. TAGS: MENTAL HEALTH, PTSD, VETERANS Suicide is now the leading cause of death in the army. More soldiers die by suicide than in combat … Continue reading

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