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Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012

The Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act of 2012 (H.R. 1627) is a comprehensive, bipartisan, bicameral legislative package to provide for the needs of veterans, their families, and survivors through improved healthcare, housing, education, and memorial services. Designed to meet the challenges veterans face today, H.R. 1627 also expands the accountability and transparency of the Department of Veterans Affairs, ensuring VA is responsible to those it serves—America’s veterans. Camp Lejeune Veterans and Families Between 1957-1987, some Marines and their families stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were exposed to contaminated well water. Veterans and their families who fall ill (or are ill) due to this contamination will be eligible to receive healthcare through VA, for certain medical conditions. For family members, VA will be considered as the “payer of last resort.” (Section 102, S. 277, Sen. Richard Burr) Continue reading

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