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Female veterans look for better health care

Dozens of female veterans recently voiced out their concerns for better medical health care to US Senator Mark Warner. According to Vietnam veteran and retired nurse Brenda Hale, many female veterans just don’t know that they can actually take advantage of available benefits. The Roanoke Times

The Roanoke Times
reports:

In many instances, veterans are stuck in the middle because those handling benefit eligibility say a person needs a medical diagnosis and those charged with treating veterans aren’t in a position to provide it, Towes said.

C.J. Dickerson shared the same concern with Warner. Dickerson, an Army veteran and a national service officer with AMVETS, said many veterans from current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are falling through the cracks.

Warner has taken a particular interest in helping female veterans. He sponsored an amendment, that was signed into law through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 in December, directing the Veterans Affairs inspector general to examine the gender differences in the prevalence and diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and other combat-related conditions.

Warner said he expects a report by the end of the month to help determine what might improve services in that area.

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