Posted on Jul 20, 2015
SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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The home-care cuts result from a $2.5 billion shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs health care budget. Nonskilled care is particularly affected.

The VA has asked Congress to plug the funding gap, or at least give administrators authority to move money from one funding pot to another. Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson has warned that employees may be furloughed, and some hospitals may even have to close down.

Omaha VA spokesman Will Ackerman said the local office plans to review every veteran’s case before the end of the month, and it will continue funding for those who truly need it. Also, he said, hospice care won’t be affected, even though it is paid from the same nonskilled care fund that has run out.

http://www.livewellnebraska.com/health/hundreds-of-veterans-at-risk-of-losing-home-care-aid/article_72bf0f05-7824-597b-8153-b7804442af30.html
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LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S. are you really surprised by this? I've been yelling about Congress and their abuse of the military/veteran community for years. No-one really seems to care. It's "thanks for your service" but when it comes to paying the bills, both sides of the aisle say "cut that budget..."

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PO2 Mark Saffell
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Id hope they care but Im not so sure
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
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Yelling about Congress does very little. Try getting them out of office!
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LCDR Rabbah Rona Matlow
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Hence my hashtag #NoIncumbentsIn2016
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PO1 John Miller
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SPC Jan Allbright, M.Sc., R.S.
Yet Congress and the rest of the federal government will continue to draw a paycheck. What's wrong with that picture???
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SSgt Alex Robinson
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Congress doesn't care. They have their benefits and get them for life! If they cared the VA would not be a national disgrace!
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