Victory for Veterans Care in Oregon

Senator Jeff Merkley
2017-04-13 16:23:09
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Dear Unity,

Great news for Oregon veterans: the Portland VA has temporarily stopped removing vets from a program supporting spouses who take care of disabled veterans.

In many cases, a disabled vet will find no better and more dedicated caregiver than the person he or she is married to. Nevertheless, the Portland VA recently announced that it would stop allowing spouse caregivers to receive payments under a key caregiver program.

I joined other members of Congress from Oregon to urge the Portland VA to put the brakes on this misguided move and they listened.

For those who serve our country overseas, their service away from home is challenging, but their return to civilian life can sometimes be even harder. Many veterans face tremendous hurdles -- especially when it comes to accessing quality health care. This caregiver program at the Portland VA is exactly the kind of support we should be providing those who served.

Our veterans have kept their promise to their nation and now we must keep our promises to them. Please know that I will continue to push to uphold those promises. This means ensuring that the VA does right by our veterans and caregivers here in Oregon, and all across the nation.

All my best,
Jeff

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