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Tammy Duckworth
Revamp VA disability benefits
Revamp VA disability benefits

The United States owes an incalculable debt of gratitude to its military veterans. It also owes them something more tangible — timely and appropriate treatment and compensation for disabilities tied to their service. But the Veterans Administration and members of Congress also have an obligation to ensure that those who receive disability benefits truly deserve them and are treated equitably. Unfortunately, as a recent investigation by The Times' Alan Zarembo shows, the government is failing badly. The scandal of delayed delivery of medical care at Veterans Administration hospitals came to a boil this summer, prompting the resignation of Secretary Eric Shinseki and a...

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