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July 9, 2009

VA Affirms It Will Treat All Infected Veterans

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — veteranclaims @ 11:06 pm

The remaining question is all the associated costs caused by the infection and stress related illnesses to the veteran and his family.

WASHINGTON – “The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to cover costs associated with treatment and follow-up testing for infected veterans in the wake of the endoscopy problems at the Alvin York VA Hospital.”

Congressman Bart Gordon received a “letter on July 8 from John R. Gingrich, Chief of Staff to VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, which stated, “Each VA facility is working with any veteran who received positive results from follow-up testing…. Specifically, VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (VATVHS) will provide no-cost diagnostic testing and follow-up care to its veterans. VA will ensure they that understand that the treatment they receive is at no cost to them.””

Full Article:
<a href= “http://www.tennessean.com/article/D4/20090709/NEWS01/90709017/Gordon++VA+to+pay+for+treatment+for+infected+veterans”>Gordon: VA to pay for treatment for infected veterans</a>

The Daily News Journal • July 9, 2009

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