From: "\"Doc\" Bruce K. Melson" <docmelson@docmelson.com>

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Resolution No. 654

 

 

 

 

INCLUDE DENTAL CARE AS PART OF THE

 

VETERANS UNIFORM BENEFITS PACKAGE

 

 

 

WHEREAS, in October 1996, Congress passed Public Law 104-262, the Veterans’

Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996; and

 

WHEREAS, this legislation provided the mechanism for creation of the Veterans

Uniform Benefits Package – a standard, enhanced health care benefit plan that

offers all enrolled veterans a full continuum of comprehensive health care

through the Department of Veterans Affairs; and

 

WHEREAS, the Veterans Uniform Benefits Package emphasizes preventive and

primary care, offering a full range of outpatient and inpatient services to

all veterans but neglects to include one of the most needed services for an

aging veteran population, which is dental care; now, therefore

 

 

 

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, that we

urge Congress to authorize and fund VA to provide dental care to all enrolled

veterans as a part of their Veterans Uniform Benefits Package.

 

 

 

 

"When the way comes to an end, then change - having changed, you pass through."

      I. Ching

 

 Bruce "Doc". Melson

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