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    It’s One of the VA’s Biggest Expansions of Benefits in History. Some Veterans Missed Out.

    It's One of the VA's Biggest Expansions of Benefits in History. Some Veterans Missed Out.

    The PACT Act, which was meant to help veterans receive care and benefits after being exposed to toxins and burn pits while serving their country, was billed as the most sweeping piece of veterans health care legislation ever passed.

    But for some veterans, like those exposed to things like the “black goo” and even cyanide at Karshi-Khanabad , also known as K2, in Uzbekistan, it was not sweeping enough.

     


    .com's veterans and health reporter Patricia Kime spoke to several veterans about being left out of this law after years of advocacy and months of political turmoil. What does being left out mean for their futures? How are they grappling with illnesses that advocates say should be covered by the VA's biggest health care law?

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    • Host Drew F. Lawrence speaks with Military.com's veterans health care reporter, Patricia Kime
    • Interviews Disabled American Veterans Deputy National Legislative Director and Marine Corps veteran Shane Liermann

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    ​​​​Jon Stewart, John Feal, Patricia Kime, Drew F. Lawrence, Shane Liermann, Rosie Torres

     

    Drew F. Lawrence 

    The PACT Act, which was meant to help veterans receive care and benefits after being exposed to toxins and burn pits while serving their country, was billed as the most sweeping piece of veteran healthcare legislation ever passed. But for some veterans, like those…

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