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Roe Defends Veterans' Health Care

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Washington, March 19, 2009 | comments
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, joined his fellow Committee Republicans in writing to the President expressing extreme concern about the Administration’s proposal to cease providing full funding for health care services to our men and women who have a service related disability. Roe noted that he ardently opposes any attempt to shift this basic responsibility.

“I am thankful for our many veterans and the organizations that serve them for going to bat to protect veterans’ basic health care needs,” said Roe. “The fact that our Administration is considering a proposal to breach a solemn obligation to our nation’s veterans who have courageously fought for our protection and freedom is outrageous.

“I am committed to working with our veterans’ groups in order to see that the Administration takes all measures to assure our service-disabled veterans they are committed to meeting its obligations to them.”

To view the letter that Congressman Roe sent to the President along with other lawmakers is the U.S. House of Representatives, please click here.

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Tags: Veterans