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Stand Up for Veterans Update
June 19, 2008

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National Journal: “Veterans Ask for an Advance”
The National Journal ran a story outlining DAV’s legislative proposal for VA funding reform. “For years, veterans groups have argued, in vain, for making veterans health care funding automatic, as it is for Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare. In recent months, however, a coalition led by the 1.4 million-member Disabled American Veterans has switched tactics. Instead of seeking politically unpalatable mandatory funding, the group is proposing that VA health care be funded through an obscure legislative mechanism called ‘advance appropriations.’”
Women Veterans’ Summit to Be Held June 20-22 DAV is one of the co-sponsors of the National Summit on Women Veterans’ Issues, which is scheduled for this weekend. The summit will evaluate progress on issues of concern to the women veterans’ community. Following the summit, recommendations will be developed to ensure the quality of care for women veterans in the future. AP: “Study Sees Discrepancies in VA Care for Men, Women” The Associated Press reported on a new VA study showing that female veterans are not receiving the same quality of care as men in about a third of the VA outpatient-care facilities. Part of the solution, says the report, is for the VA to hire more physicians trained in women's care.
About the Stand Up for Veterans
Stand Up for Veterans is an initiative of the Disabled American Veterans, an organization of 1.3 million disabled veterans who are focused on building better lives for disabled veterans and their families. The initiative seeks to find public policy solutions for all veterans, particularly those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, who have incurred devastating injuries and disabilities, including traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological wounds of war. Please visit to learn more about this effort. Stand up for veterans. They stood up for us.