Navigation Links
VA Budget Earns High Praise
Date:11/6/2007

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is commending lawmakers for approving a conference report that will provide the largest increase in funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs in its history. DAV now calls on Congress and the Administration to support this important legislation and enact it by Veterans Day.

"The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill calls for an 18 percent increase over the VA's 2007 funding level," said DAV Washington Headquarters Executive Director David W. Gorman. "This increase in veterans health care and other programs is especially welcome news at a time when our nation is at war."

As approved by a House-Senate negotiating panel, the measure calls for $43.1 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Veterans Affairs, the bulk of which is for veterans health care services. That total is $6.6 billion above the fiscal year 2007 enacted level and $3.7 billion above the President's request. Importantly, the funding increase approved by Congress does not rely on user fees or higher prescription co-payments that had been part of the President's budget request.

Gorman noted, however, that, "...despite widespread support for the increase, Congress and the Administration have not enacted a new appropriation for the new fiscal year which began on October 1 -- five weeks ago. As a result, VA cannot yet use any of that pending increase to hire new doctors or nurses, purchase new medical equipment, or increase medical care delivery to waiting veterans," Gorman said.

"Once again, as has occurred in 17 of the last 19 years, VA is operating without new appropriations. Over the past five years, VA's appropriations have been late by an average of three and a half months, unnecessarily challenging VA's health care delivery system. All of this demonstrates the clear need to reform the budget and appropriations process to guarantee that VA
'/>"/>

SOURCE Disabled American Veterans
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the New Congressional SCHIP Agreement
2. CPF Urges Congress to Increase Funding for IPF Research in 2009 Federal Budget
3. Mismanagement at North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System Results in Chronic Staff Shortages, Budget Issues
4. AARP CEO Bill Novelli Tells Lawmakers: Controlling Health Care Costs Key to Budget Reform
5. BD to Present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference
6. Hospira to Present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference on September 11
7. Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference to Webcast Millennium Presentation
8. inVentiv Health to Present at the 20th Annual Bear Stearns Healthcare Conference
9. Abbott to Present at Bear Stearns Healthcare Conference
10. Edwards Lifesciences to Present at the Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference
11. Johnson & Johnson to Participate in Bear Stearns 20th Annual Healthcare Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2015)... MN (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 On ... recipient of RFID Journal’s annual Best Implementation Award. ... has demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to ... winner is the company that best demonstrates how RFID ... was presented at RFID Journal Live! 2015 in San ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... York, NY (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... sober living residence in Westchester County. Just 35 miles ... help transition individuals back into everyday life while recovering ... Thursday, May 7, 2015, will allow therapists, doctors and ... areas and learn more about the opportunities offered by ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... Ryadon is a leading manufacturer of ... and services to complement any custom hardware requirements you ... will be offered on all heavy duty drawer slides ... 10% discount - Order 20+: Receive 20% discount , ... Products, Furniture ,Drawer Slides, ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... New York, New York (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 ... continue to move forward in the federal ... of South Carolina. According to court documents, the ... Status Report on April 16th detailing, among other ... The report notes that counsel for both plaintiffs ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... The first step to transforming one’s life ... meditation and yoga teacher Stine Koppernæs, meditation and changing ... that allow her to experience more peace and freedom ... teacher since 2006, and through the years she has ... , “I love sharing this way of finding true, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Seeonic’s Industry Leading Technology Powers Interstate Batteries to Winning Award 2Health News:Constellations Recovery Opens The First Luxury Sober Living Residence in Westchester New York 2Health News:Constellations Recovery Opens The First Luxury Sober Living Residence in Westchester New York 3Health News:Ryadon Inc. Offers Quantity Drawer Slide Discount Program Nationwide in May 2015 2Health News:Ryadon Inc. Offers Quantity Drawer Slide Discount Program Nationwide in May 2015 3Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 2Health News:Federal Lipitor Lawsuits Progress, as New Status Report Details Preparation for Upcoming Bellwether Trials 3
... may be possible with many low energy treatments than ... ,The results of this study were published in ... eight participants over a three-month period during which they ... regeneration treatments are done to reduce wrinkles and for ...
... of 654 new cases of dengue fever were reported across ... average of 400 new //cases a day last week, Paraguay's ... Nicanor Duarte Frutos has not yet declared the epidemic to ... declaration. ,Dengue fever is a viral infection ...
... with a condition that is a strong genetic predictor ... genetic counseling or cancer screening. //According to a recent ... screening rates could be improved if physicians provided stronger ... screening to their patients. ,“We studied families with ...
... New Delhi: The eradication of neglected tropical diseases should ... the World Health Organization (WHO).// ,Many people ... leprosy, lymphatic filaria, leishmaniasis and yaws. Dengue is emerging ... ,"These diseases cause great suffering and ill-health and have ...
... - A new study by researchers from Queen's University ... eye movement tests in the diagnosis of fetal alcohol ... called FASD affects children when mothers have consumed alcohol ... tasks, could help effectively measure FASD in children, the ...
... approved meat and milk from cloned animals while it conducts ... its customers and consumers don't want milk from cloned animals. ... among dozens of other brands. ,"Numerous surveys ... products that contain milk from cloned cows and Dean Foods ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:WHO Urges Higher Priority for Neglected Diseases 2Health News:Milk from Cloned Cows is Not Welcome at the Nation's Biggest Milk Company 2
(Date:4/24/2015)... EAST HANOVER, N.J. , April 24, 2015  Novartis ... diversity for the second year in a row on the ... the results of its 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity ... New York, NY . NPC also ranked second on ... on the Top 10 Companies for Employee Resource Groups list. ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... , April 24, 2015 /CNW/ - T-Bird Pharma ... focused on developing premium quality medical marijuana products and ... Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations ( Canada ... with certain of its shareholders, has closed the transaction ... ("Medna").  Medna has acquired (the "Escrow Transfer") a total ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... Ill. , April 24, 2015  AbbVie (NYSE: ... and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its New Drug ... all-oral, interferon-free, two direct-acting antiviral treatment of ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ... the treatment of adults with chronic genotype 4 (GT4) ... is the first all-oral, interferon-free therapy being evaluated by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 2Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 3Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is first company to receive number one ranking two years in a row on DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list 4T-Bird Pharma Inc. Announces Closing of Transaction with Medna Biosciences 2T-Bird Pharma Inc. Announces Closing of Transaction with Medna Biosciences 3U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 2U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 3U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 4U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 5U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 6U.S. FDA Grants Priority Review to AbbVie for Investigational, All-Oral, Interferon-Free Therapy for the Treatment of Genotype 4 Chronic Hepatitis C 7
... LAKES, N.J., Jan. 11 BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: ... live webcast of its first fiscal quarter 2010 earnings conference call ... will issue a press release detailing the quarter,s earnings earlier that ... slides, will be accessible through BD,s website at www.bd.com/investors ...
... , WASHINGTON, Jan. ... that Major League Baseball star Aaron Boone is featured in ... public affairs television program that tells the compelling and inspirational stories of ... television stations nationwide. It is sponsored by the Pharmaceutical Research and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BD Announces Live Webcast of First Fiscal Quarter Earnings Conference Call 2Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone on 'Sharing Miracles' 2Major League Baseball Star Aaron Boone on 'Sharing Miracles' 3
... includes everything from the care package ... Spare Fluorescent Bulb, additional Vibratome Feather ... and a Specimen Tray. ... 1/2" speciment mounts, replacement rotating mounts, ...
... The Specimen Tray accessory fits inside the ... removable working area for tissue sectioning. Specimens ... specimen tray. This is a great option ... an expensive buffer, or wish to utilize the ...
... inside the existing black Vibratome bath. This ... buffer and ice kept in the original black ... has round mounting disks that can be easily ... bath surface are marked with degrees of rotation ...
... This unit provides a convenient reservoir of cooling ... operated for an extended period of time or in ... nearby to cool the hot side of the thermoelectric ... of water, which is adequate to run the 900R ...
Medicine Products: