It's so easy, for those poser patriot points needed by our representatives, to throw a few million here and there for 'studies' knowing the results they want will come, as they get their cut in contributions from the private contractors hired to perform the studies!
Also very easy, and for those political points with full support of those, flag waving poser patriots, represented and media hyped 'scandals', served by the very few, to shirk the people served responsibility, and promises, in never building nor maintaining properly the Agency charged to perform those Responsibilities and Promises the Veterans Administration.
Backing and passing, most of unfunded, legislation then attacking the VA personal for not or not fully implementing. Causing those, oft repeated over time and in congressional hearings, media hyped 'scandals' and producing even more because of! All while seeking to privatize for corporate profit and little regulation the Peoples Responsibility!!
February 24, 2016 - Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., plans to introduce legislation Thursday to create a “center of excellence” to study and manage medical care for veterans with illnesses caused by chemicals and other battlefield environmental hazards.
Walz will propose a “Center of Excellence for Toxic Wounds," managed by the Veterans Affairs Department, that would provide a one-stop shop for research initiatives, health care treatment policy and guidance, and specialty care for chronic illnesses linked to exposures resulting from military service.
Speaking with the House Veterans' Affairs oversight and investigations subcommittee on Tuesday, Walz said the time has come for VA to consolidate programs on myriad environmental exposures that poison veterans.
“Vietnam veterans are concerned about genetic defects caused by Agent Orange. There’s the burn pits, there’s depleted uranium. Shame on us for not learning. Every generation is having to come back and fight for all these things,” Walz said.
The VA has three centers dedicated to post-deployment health conditions — the War-Related Illness and Injury Study Centers in Palo Alto, California; East Orange, New Jersey; and Washington, D.C.
The WRIISCs provide clinical diagnosis and treatment for veterans with medically unexplained symptoms, educate veterans and health care providers on such illnesses and conduct research on deployment-related illnesses.
But the new center would bring a “laser focus” to these issues, Walz said.
“It brings it all under one umbrella, helping make the research and the movement on these problems much faster,” Walz said. read more>>>