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General: Agent Orange Law Changes as New Cost Fears Surface

Posted by finn on 2015-10-16 22:31:17 UTC

In an October 15 article for Stars and Stripes, Tom Philpott reports that two weeks ago, the House and Senate veterans affairs committees quietly allowed a provision of the Agent Orange Act of 1991 to expire. How significant that will be for Vietnam veterans and their benefits is disputed. Committee staff and the Department of Veterans Affairs agree the change has not impacted the VA Secretary’s authority to decide to expand the list of diseases presumed connected to wartime herbicide exposure. But veteran advocates and at least one lawmaker suggest the change is intended to dampen VA cost risks and perhaps ease political pressure on the Secretary and Congress facing a potential tsunami of disability claims.

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General: VA Retail Immunization Care Coodination Program

Posted by finn on 2015-10-14 23:41:22 UTC


VA and Walgreens are national partners, providing no-cost flu shots to enrolled Veterans of the VA health care system.


From August 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016, enrolled Veteran patients nationwide have the option of getting their flu shot at any of Walgreens’ 8,000 locations in addition to their local VA health care facilities.


Walgreens has the capability to electronically send vaccination information to the VA electronic health record (EHR). The VA-Walgreens national partnership is part of VA’s eHealth Exchange project.


Last year’s national pilot program ensured that many Veterans got their no-cost flu shot at their local Walgreens, satisfying their wellness reminder because they either found it more convenient or did not have a scheduled appointment at a local VA health care facility.


For more information please visit: http://www.ehealth.va.gov/immunization.asp

NOTE: There are two types of Flu shots: one for veterans under 65 years old and one for veterans older than 65 years old. Also, there is a new Pneumonia shot for veterans over 65 yearsold (Prevnar). Please check with your

Charles George Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Asheville, NC.


VHA Mission Statement

Honor America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being.


VHA Vision Statement

VHA will continue to be the benchmark of excellence and value in health care and benefits by providing exemplary services that are both patient centered and evidence based.


This care will be delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning, discovery and continuous improvement.


Visit their website: http://www.asheville.va.gov/


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