Veterans exposed to burn pits and developing diseases are fighting for their lives. Congressman Joe Morelle (D-NY 25th) says that nearly three-quarters of the claims made to the VA by these veterans have been rejected.
The PACT Act will slash through a lot of the red tape associated with getting treatment. Under this act, veterans will not have to prove that their exposure caused their illness – the burden of proof will now be on the US government. This will hopefully save lives, according to Zeigler.