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Service Officer Notes June 2018

1)House oks expansion of private care at VA, budget crisis fix. The House voted Wednesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system, a major shift aimed at reducing wait times and improving medical care despite the concerns of some who cast it as a risky step toward dismantling the struggling agency.

2)Ailing ‘Blue Water’ Vietnam vets could get more VA benefits for Agent Orange exposure. After months negotiating with Senate colleagues, the House Veterans Affairs Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to send to the full House a bill likely to become the vehicle to qualify 90,000 ailing sea service veterans for Agent Orange-related disability pay and health care from Department of Veterans Affairs.
3) Veteran Service Organizations at the Prescott VAMC, Building 13, first floor:

DAV Service Officer – Oscar Ramos
Hours: Monday – Friday 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM 928-776-6065

Veterans of Foreign Wars – Fred Schultz
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon 928-776-6078

Arizona Department of Veteran Services – Reghen Stuller
Monday and Wednesday 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon 928-277-2718

4)New veterans ID cards finally being delivered, but feature Office Depot’s logo on back Thousands of veterans received their free veterans ID cards this week featuring their names, their branch of service and a bright red
advertisement on the back. This card is just a proof of service not a health care card.

Gary