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Old 08-25-2009, 09:49 AM   #1
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1,200 veterans wrongly told they got fatal disease

1,200 veterans wrongly told they got fatal disease
Aug 24 01:57 PM US/Eastern
By P.J. DICKERSCHEID
Associated Press Writer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - At least 1,200 veterans across the country have been mistakenly told by the Veterans Administration that they suffer from a fatal neurological disease. One of the leaders of a Gulf War veterans group says panicked veterans from Alabama, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming have contacted the group about the error.
Denise Nichols, the vice president of the National Gulf War Resource Center, says the VA is blaming a coding error for the mistake.
Letters dated Aug. 12 were intended to notify veterans who have Lou Gehrig's disease of disability benefits available to them.
Calls to the VA were not immediately returned Monday.
Lou Gehrig's disease, or ALS, is a rapidly progressive disease that attacks the nerve cells responsible for controlling voluntary muscles.



This is a current event....some of us have been forwarding to our VET friends, so that in case they got the letter...they know the error made.

Im putting this in CChat ... so that everyone sees this.



Please pass around to your friends.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:01 AM   #2
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For anyone not familiar with Lou Gehrig's disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) you might remember Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking

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Old 08-25-2009, 10:54 AM   #3
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Fir anyone not familiar with Lou Gehrig's disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) you might remember Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hawking
Hey Wingman,

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Old 08-25-2009, 09:37 PM   #4
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I saw this on the news this morning and I thought, ok here's a government run hospital making such horrible blunders and now Obama wants us ALL to be under government run health scare. oops I forgot, we're supposed to think it's health CARE. Yeah, right
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I saw this on the news this morning and I thought, ok here's a government run hospital making such horrible blunders and now Obama wants us ALL to be under government run health scare. oops I forgot, we're supposed to think it's health CARE. Yeah, right


You were right the first time "Health scare" NOT "health care"
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