”Serve, Support, Simplify: Report of the President’s Commission on Care . Secretary Shalala and Senator Dole, we thank you for your work. Reaction to Dole-Shalala Commission Recommendations the results of this commission report and now the White House is telling our vets to. Hopefully these recommendations will not sit on a shelf like the 9/11 Commission report. From Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

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While the Commission will release its final report next week, a draft is available now and includes the following six major recommendations which should all be implemented as rapidly as possible:. Ilona is slated to be the guest speaker. Fighting Stigma Fighting Stigma. Retrieved from ” https: This draft report illustrates the enormous scope of hurdles facing our nation’s wounded veterans.

Some veterans forced to wait have committed suicidewhile other have fallen commissionn into debt. The existence of such does not reflect an endorsement.

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This is the online journal of Ilona Meagher, veteran’s daughter and author of Moving a Nation to Care: Legal Action Legal Action. Today, the Dole-Shalala Commission released their draft report, proving to the American public that the Walter Reed fiasco is just the tip of the iceberg. You are invited to read my bio and stay connected via the networks to the right.

Whether President Bush, the DoD, and the VA can effectively implement these recommendations, however, remains to be seen. As a new generation of warriors returns to civilian life and seeks out resourcesPTSD Combat is here to help. This Commission had the unique task of evaluating the entire continuum of care instead of analyzing discrete systems and processes as similar commissions had done. Now, more than ever, there needs to be a clear focus on veterans’ care in America.

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President’s Commission on Care for America’s Returning Wounded Warriors

Last week, the Secretary of the VA Jim Nicholson ended an embarrassingly bad tenure by resigning from his post. In the past, the VA had failed to use all the money for mental health that was allotted to it. If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.

Restructure the disability pay systems to give the VA more responsibility for awarding benefits. Transfer Patient Information Across Systems 6. You are commenting using your Facebook account. It is the least we can do for our nation’s heroes. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Short clip of the president’s statement: Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.


IAVA calls on the President and Congress to build on this progress and ensure that these recommendations are enacted quickly. It is this process of readjustment that has more often than not been ignored by society. Based on the results of that exam, defense officials would determine fitness for duty and VA would determine the initial disability level.

Dole-Shalala Commission Report: Walter Reed Was Just the Beginning

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You can leave a responseor trackback from your own site. The commission also recommended making veterans eligible for transition payments after leaving the service. The public outrage following the Walter Reed scandal shined light on the many problems facing wounded troops and veterans.

Patty MurrayD-Wash. Other reactions included in the piece: