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Veterans Accountability

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Abstract The morale and welfare of the men and women that serve our country is considered one of America’s primary missions. Throughout the course of American history, the U.S. government has set forth initiatives as well as mandated laws; with efforts to provide aid and support services for members of the armed services.
Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 The American Nation was stunned after learning that over 40 Veterans died; while waiting to receive an appointment at Phoenix’s Veterans Affairs Health Care System (Bronstein & Griffin, 2014). Internal emails retrieved by CNN investigators confirmed that Phoenix’s Veteran Affair’s Manager failed to ensure that more than 1,400 Veteran receive health care services.
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Reports of student’s attendance showed that over 1,400 Veterans and their dependents used military benefits in order to attend institutions owned by Corinthian College (Murphy, 2014). President Obama’s endorsed the “Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014” (Public Law 113-146) on August 7, 2014. The Veterans Access and Accountability Act often referred to as the “Choice Act”, set forth public law aiding the enhancement of veteran’s benefits (American Association of State Colleges Universities Policy Matter Brief, 2015). However, the goals of the “Choice Act” are to ensure that Veterans receive time “high quality” health care services (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,…show more content…
Under current law, Gunnery Sergeant Fry’s children were only eligible to receive the Post 9/11 GI Bill benefit. Thus, under the Choice Act (Public Law 113-146) sections 701-702 expanded the provisions of education benefits. The Expansion of Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship under PL 113-146 section 701, provided 36 months of 100% Post 9/11 GI bill benefits to the spouses of failing soldiers serving in the line of duty after September 10, 2001 (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,
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