Veterans Interest Newsletter Issue 46
Joel Kupersmith, M.D.
Topics include the June 2020 publication of data from the Census Bureau Tallies of Veterans, an update on COVID-19 care numbers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a survey from the Wounded Warriors Project on the impact of Coronavirus on the disabled veteran population, the dedication of the Eisenhower Memorial on September 17th in Washington, DC, the passing of the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019 to provide federal funding and technical assistance to local or tribal governments who have or hope to set up a Veterans Treatment Court, and the introduction of legislation by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand that would compensate veterans for the negative health effects suffered from exposure to burn pits. Also includes statistics from the VA on the backlog of benefits claims since 2013.
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