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S.1963 Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: May 05, 2010 Became Public Law No: 111-163.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on Veterans' Affairs

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on April 21, 2010, with a roll call of 419 ayes, 0 nays, and 11 not voting.

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  • 95% of users support S.1963

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    • AMVETS

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    • On May 21, 2010, by jslambchop - Veterans have given so much for this country, it is tragic that it has taken this long for such a bill to be passed. I am disappointed that it restricts the monetary assistance to caregivers only to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. I do not understand why all veterans with 100% disability are not included in this bill. Keeping veterans out of nursing homes or hospitals and taken care of by family caregivers will cost the Government much less than what the Government is putting out today. My husband is a 100% disabled veteran from the Vietnam era. The Government pays an agency for only 15 hours a week to care for him in our home. I am not working outside of our home anymore as his condition is deteriorating. Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran caregivers are no less off financially than those veteran's caregivers from previous conflicts and wars.

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      As noted by jslambchop, a user on OpenCongress.org, on May 21, 2010, "Veterans have given so much for this country, it is tragic that it has taken this long for such a bill to be passed. I am disappointed that it restricts the monetary assistance to caregivers only to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. I do not understand why all veterans with 100% disability are not included in this bill. Keeping veterans out of nursing homes or hospitals and taken care of by family caregivers will cost the Government much less than what the Government is putting out today. My husband is a 100% disabled veteran from the Vietnam era. The Government pays an agency for only 15 hours a week to care for him in our home. I am not working outside of our home anymore as his condition is deteriorating. Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran caregivers are no less off financially than those veteran's caregivers from previous conflicts and wars. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S. 3447: Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Improvements ... - December 16, 2010 by Coast Guard Report - S. 1963: Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009 · TRICARE Bill Has a Long Way to Go · H.R. 4923: TRICARE Dependent Coverage Extension Act · Countdown: 13 Days Left in Legislative Session, 7 High Priority Bills Left

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      As noted by Coast Guard Report on December 16, 2010, "S. 1963: Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act of 2009 · TRICARE Bill Has a Long Way to Go · H.R. 4923: TRICARE Dependent Coverage Extension Act · Countdown: 13 Days Left in Legislative Session, 7 High Priority Bills Left" (http://cgreport.wordpress.com/2010/12/17/s-3447-post-911-veterans-educational-assistance-improvements-act-of-2010/)
    • Rez. NG: R. Hölzl: Umkämpfte Wälder - H-Soz-u-Kult / Rezensionen ... - December 12, 2010 by H-Soz-u-Kult - Dezember, S. 1963-1969. [5] Dazu die in der Untersuchung benannte Veröffentlichung von: Rudolf Virchow, Die Noth im Spessart. Eine medicinisch-geographisch-historische Skizze, Würzburg 1852. [6] Joachim Allmann, Der Wald in der frühen ...

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      As noted by H-Soz-u-Kult on December 12, 2010, "Dezember, S. 1963-1969. [5] Dazu die in der Untersuchung benannte Veröffentlichung von: Rudolf Virchow, Die Noth im Spessart. Eine medicinisch-geographisch-historische Skizze, Würzburg 1852. [6] Joachim Allmann, Der Wald in der frühen ..." (http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/type=rezbuecher&id=14465)
    • Temple Grandin Archive- Behavior of Slaughter Plant and Auction ... - November 28, 2010 by SwineWeb.com - Latest Swine, Pork News... - Milgram, S. 1963. Behavioral Study of Obedience. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 2(1):19-26. Owens, C. E., R. Davis, and B. H. Smith. 1981. The Psychology of Euthanizing Animals; the Emotional Components. ...

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      As noted by SwineWeb.com - Latest Swine, Pork News... on November 28, 2010, "Milgram, S. 1963. Behavioral Study of Obedience. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 2(1):19-26. Owens, C. E., R. Davis, and B. H. Smith. 1981. The Psychology of Euthanizing Animals; the Emotional Components. ..." (http://swineweb.com/temple-grandin-archive-behavior-of-slaughter-plant-and-auction-employees-toward-the-animals/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • MILITARY: Female vets issues finally getting attention - May 06, 2010 by North County Times - In April, the House passed a bill (S.1963) that would create a caregiver support program, improve VA services for female veterans and expand the mental ...

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      As noted by North County Times on May 06, 2010, " In April, the House passed a bill (S.1963) that would create a caregiver support program, improve VA services for female veterans and expand the mental ... " (http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/military/article_a0af3ed8-22ee-5a52-800b-4886704bed1f.html)
    • - May 05, 2010 by Hawaii 24/7 - S. 1963 passed the House and Senate unanimously last month. “With his signature, President Obama has taken the last step in what has been a long struggle ...

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      As noted by Hawaii 24/7 on May 05, 2010, " S. 1963 passed the House and Senate unanimously last month. “With his signature, President Obama has taken the last step in what has been a long struggle ... " (http://www.kansascity.com/2010/05/05/1926175/obama-expands-support-to-vets.html)
    • Rural Veterans Wait to Receive Expanded Health Care Options - May 01, 2010 by Imperial Valley News - Language to address these issues and make it easier for the VA to implement the pilot program was included in S. 1963, an omnibus bill pending President ...

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      As noted by Imperial Valley News on May 01, 2010, " Language to address these issues and make it easier for the VA to implement the pilot program was included in S. 1963, an omnibus bill pending President ... " (http://www.imperialvalleynews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=7103&Itemid=2)
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