By partnering with those sites, the Veterans' Administration could quickly implement a pilot screening program for veterans at high risk with a broad geographic reach and with significant cost savings.
The Independent Budget for FY09 cites the devastating statistics of lung cancer and urges Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs to initiate a $3 million pilot screening program for veterans at high risk.
Over 50 organizations support The Independent Budget, including LCA and the following:
Administrators of Internal Medicine
African American Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Association
African American War Veterans, USA
Air Force Women Officers Association
Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
American Coalition for Filipino Veterans
American Ex-Prisoners of War
American Federation of Government Employees
American Military Retirees Association
American Military Society
American Veterans Alliance, USA
American Volunteer Reserve
Armed Forces Top Enlisted Association
Association for Service Disabled Veterans
Association of American Medical Colleges
Association of Professors of Medicine
Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
Association of Subspecialty Professors
Blinded Veterans Association
Catholic War Veterans, USA, Inc.
Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine
Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States
Fleet Reserve Association
Georgia Department of Veterans Service
Gold Star Wives of America
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Japanese American Veterans Association'/>"/>
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