July 13, 2010 Harley Spaulding Jr. Speech 301: Public Speaking Problem Solution Speech Homeless Veteran’s INTRODUCTION: How many people have a Veteran in their family or know one? If yes do you help them or is it someone else’s problem. Well many people think it’s someone else problem, but the truth is it’s our problem.
Many veterans today are coming home from wars that are less dangerous than past wars. Despite this fact, “far greater number of them wind up alienated and depressed. This is true even for people who didn’t experience combat.” Clearly, the main reason veterans are struggling is not a result of what they encountered while at war, but it is how they dealt with it when they tried to enter society again (Junger 90), Modern society makes the transition from war to civilization extremely difficult for veterans. Although there are federal policies in place, which are designed to help all veterans, especially disabled ones, this system is causing more harm than it is good. However, there is a way that will help veterans “live for” their country. By
Current funding for veteran healthcare care is low and insufficient because of the large number of veterans, who are being discharged from the military as the country transitions to a democratic President. According to Dr. Rachel Nardin in her article about veteran healthcare, “Soldiers get excellent acute care when injured on active duty, but as revelations of poor conditions for soldiers receiving ongoing outpatient care at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center highlighted, service members often have trouble getting the care they need once active duty ends” (Nardin 1)
There are an alarming number of veterans who suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression. The suicide rate on returning veterans is on the rise. In California, service members were killing themselves and family members at an alarming rate. After an investigation, it was apparent that they do not have enough properly trained individuals to over see
The issue that has been addressed throughout this study is veteran’s rights. The issue of veteran’s rights is still being pursued and is near and dear to me. Not only am I a veteran, but I come from a long line of men and women who have proudly
They claimed Iraq and Afghanistan veteran polls have been taken, it shows that whatever improvements and actions being were taken were not enough. Fifty-nine percent of the people rated the job the government was doing to help was good, while fifty-six percent rated it as them doing poorly. In an article by CNN news nineteen veterans have died because of delays for medical treatments from the Veterans Affair. Those nineteen veterans were only a small proportion of that group. A number of eight-two veterans who have died because of delays for medical treatments like colonoscopies or endoscopies. Some people like my father (Jason McLain), who is a retired veteran, believes that some doctors have their own personal bias toward veterans. Jason McLain stated, “When I go to the VA they do not help me as soon as I need their help. Although when I go to any other civilian doctor’s office they help me right away with any of their help”. A website by the name of Free Grants Community stated that success and failures of the Departments of Veterans Affair are frequently the subjects of political promises and debates. There are many places that can help with benefits or homelessness, simply anything veteran(active/retired) need. A six-year veteran stated that there are places to help but emphasizes that you have to pursue yourself. After you are done with the military to go back to school and to keep getting educated. Besides the fact the regular ordinary citizens complain that veterans are not getting enough help, there have been complaints against all employers for discrimination has blames the economic crisis and ballooning deficits for the inability to provide for more
Veterans’ Healthcare The issue of veterans’ health care has dominated public discourse for many years, with various statistics
Introduction Over the past 15 years, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has seen a dramatic increase in the average degree of disability, growth in the number of compensation recipients, a rise in the number of medical issues claimed and an increased level of complexity of claimed issues. To illustrate this point, prior to the September 2011 terrorist attacks, 333,700 Veterans received compensation at the 70-100 percent level; however, these figures rose to over 1.1 million by the end of 2013. Additionally, since 2009, VA’s disability compensation workload rose 132 percent. This is in large part due to an unprecedented demand resulting from over a decade of war, military downsizing, economic issues, increased outreach, the addition of presumptive conditions and an aging Veteran population.
By forming these strong interpersonal relationships and working with the VSO’s I was frequently able to obtain information, support, or concurrence that would allow me to resolve a Veteran’s claim. After moving into various management positions within the Veterans Service Center (VSC) I continued to work towards building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with these and other organizations in order to further the goals and interests of the VSC. I accomplished this by participating in outreach events, focusing on improving relations with the RO’s VHA partners, and by focusing on providing timely responses to requests for information from partners to include, VHA, VSO’s and exam
Abstract Much like the people who serve and will ultimately utilize this organization, The Veterans administration (VA) has a set of core values each member of the armed forces live by: integrity, respect, excellence, advocacy and commitment. The VA has always signified a place of hope and security for veterans past and present. For those who serve the expectation is that when they need medical, dental, housing, educational and other assistance the VA would be there. Marred by problems over the years and recently in the media highlighted for long wait times to receive medical attention , bureaucratic red tape to receive the benefits these veterans have earned, some have paid the ultimate price (death) which they expected to happen in some foreign land not at home.
Veterans Affairs: The War at Home University of Nebraska-Omaha The United States Department of Veteran Affairs is a world know administration for veterans from all branches of military service. It provides education, vocational rehabilitation, housing, support, and most importantly health care to its members. Veterans make up a significant portion of the
The Veterans Health Administration is the largest health care system in the U.S., with 92 million visits between 6.4 million patients in 2013. The VA has been blasted in the media lately due to various problems, some would argue that it should be dismantled others reformed. A veteran should not
10 Simple Ways of Helping Veterans Veterans risked not only their lives but also that of their families to secure the sovereignty of the nation. It is, therefore, imperative that veterans are adequately catered for after they return from the war. Unfortunately, this is not the case, as many veterans are
PTSD: Unseen by the Human Eyes According to the Mayo Clinic, “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that 's triggered by a terrifying event.” War is a perfect example of a distressing event. The number of war veterans with PTSD is increasing rapidly. Also, an outstanding number of untreated war veterans who fell under the radar for government programs committing suicide because of this disorder. As Americans, we are responsible for the lives of our veterans. They serve to protect us and our freedom the minimum expected is to reciprocate this with accommodating them when they return home. The harsh reality is, our government funded programs are not up to par.
Problems: what individuals or groups are opposed to the bill and why In the past when the debate about health care reform in the U. S. arose and people looked for new ways to improve the system. The VA and DoD agencies were view by the public as not doing enough for the service member with PTSD. The Veterans Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996. The VA sought to reinvent itself by undergoing major structural management reorganization, it’s goal to become the leader in health care. In 2015 the Obama administration and The Secretary of the VA argues over the budget. It took two years to approve more funding for the VA to help set up more programs for service remembers.