Bilirakis insists Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans exposed to toxic chemicals from burn pits are being denied medical care and are now dealing with various illnesses, several of them fatal.
Combee had to resign from his appointment by Trump to the USDA to run for Congress. While he called the appointment an honor, the call for help was enough for Combee to resign and roll the dice by running for Congress.
Ahead in the polls over her Democratic primary rivals, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., got a boost on Friday as one of the most prominent Democrats in the state endorsed her bid for governor.
To combat the problem, the DOH offered a variety of tips.
The two senators unveiled the “Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act" on Thursday which they insist will “prohibit patient brokering by punishing unscrupulous actors that prey on patients seeking treatment in order to exploit the patient’s insurance.”
Other provisions being discussed include making it easier for employers to offer annuities, which would make it harder for retirees to outlive their savings.
Val Demings and Darren Soto are original cosponsors. Seven other cosponsors, including U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., have signed on since the bill was introduced.
The bill has been before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee for more than a year now but Ros-Lehtinen has rounded up more than 65 cosponsors.
The bill sends more than $56 million to the Office of Minority Health including $2 million for the National Health Education Lupus Program. The bill also send $6.5 million to the Center for Disease Control’s National Lupus Patient Registry.
Last month, Lawson held a roundtable event with First Coast veterans and noted that, while there is a VA clinic in Jacksonville, the nearest VA hospitals are in Gainesville and Lake City.