Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ROA Testifies on Health Effects of the Vietnam War

CAPT Marshall Hanson
Legislative Director

On May 5, ROA submitted testimony to the House Veterans Affairs Committee on the Health Effects of the Vietnam War. CAPT Hanson’s testimony reflected the need to expand presumption of health care coverage to those who had served in both the Navy and Air Force, but weren’t “boots on the ground” in country. ROA also used this opportunity to testify for other veterans in other wars: “It remains vitally important in any theater of contingency operations that individuals are recognized for their service and remain eligible for health benefits regardless of manner of exposure whether on land, sea, or in the air. Medical treatment of serving members as well as veterans needs to take precedence over determining statistical correlations.”

Read the testimony (pdf)

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