Friday, March 20, 2009

VFW Helps Squash New VA Billing Proposal

VFW Commander Glen Gardner just returned from Washington, D.C., where he met with President Obama, testified before the joint Committee on Veterans Affairs, and met with various senators and congressmen. Gardner, relaying the concerns of veterans, played a large part in squashing the recent and controversial VA collection proposal that would charge veterans for service-related care. We sit down with him for an in-depth, 2-part discussion on his agenda for this visit to the Capitol, and his take on this new administration.

Excerpt from VFW news release (3/18)... The national commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. has made it absolutely clear to Congress that his organization is adamantly opposed to an administration proposal to bill disabled veterans with private health insurance for the service-connected care they receive at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities.
Click here to listen to Part One.
Click here to listen to Part Two.

John Fair Memorial Ride for the Kids

The John Fair Memorial Ride for the Kids, is a 1400 mile motorcycle ride to benefit the VFW National Home, a multi-faceted facility created to care for the developmental, social and spiritual needs of the children and families of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.We'll speak with Bill Platt on the upcoming event.
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