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Washington Journal Leo Shane on the PACT Act Leo Shane talked about the passage of the PACT Act, which will expand health care benefits for veterans exposed to toxins during their military service. Massive trash fires used in Iraq and Afghanistan to get rid of a host of military waste, talking about office waste, vehicle parts, human waste, some toxic chemicals, things that were pretty nasty, and they […]

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.

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 […]