Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Bad medicine.

Things are *STILL* not significantly improved for wounded veterans returning home from Iraq.

- Fewer than one in 10 veterans applying for long-term disability is getting it.

- Nearly a third of National Guard and Reserve veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghan wars are being forced to wait more than four months before they even know whether they will be compensated, much less get a disability payment.

- Most soldiers applying for disability pay - 56 percent in the Army's case - are leaving the military with a one-time, lump sum payment that is inadequate for their long-term care and expenses.

- The Veterans Administration is averaging 171 days to make initial disability decisions.

- Thirty-two percent of activated Guard and Reserve members were in medical holdover status more than 120 days.

Where's the President on these issues? Is he on vacation, or is he fundraising?!

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