Physician Coburn noted that poor Veterans Affairs’ budget management led to many deaths as well. He also stated that the Veterans Affairs used roughly $20 billion for non-health-related purposes. Starting in 2001, the Veterans Affairs has paid around $845 million for malpractice cases (Devine, 2014). Rajiv Chandrasekaren noted in an article that nearly 60% of patients claim that the Veteran Affairs is providing poor or barely fair medical care to wounded war veterans. About 50% claim that the Veteran Affairs is offering poor effort when it comes to helping them adjust psychologically to a life outside war (The Washington Post,
Lack of Government Support For Affected Veterans According to the article, “Government 's PTSD Treatment for Veterans, Lacking”, “They account for more than 75% of the roughly half a million VA patients receiving treatment for PTSD,” (Zarembo). Many veterans still continue to wait for their treatments, creating issues in their home life and even causing them to commit suicide. The 25% of the patients who are not treated suffer, this is where the government should come to play to help those people by providing more care and supporting the costs. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder should be better treated and better supported by the government to veterans because of the amount of soldiers waiting for treatment, lack of effectiveness in treatment,
Instead the government in response had no money to pay for the war so they printed money causing inflation and soon money became worthless. Colonist had
According to Thomas Allen Coburn, a senator, and medical doctor, reports that “Over the past decade, more than 1,000 veterans may have died as a result of VA malfeasance.” (Devine) That is a worriment, and the problem lies within management and lack of liability. CNN reported that clerks and administrators had made “secret waiting lists” to camouflage the long waiting times on the VA’s wait-list system.(Issitt) The Office of Inspector General reported “a systemic lack of integrity within some Veterans Health Administration facilities. ”(Issitt)
They all simply seem to be arguing against the Drug Testing for the reason that it is just wrong, and unconstitutional. There is no information leading me to assume that the students had previous problems with drugs, and wanted to avoid the test. The parents must have also played a big part, upset with the whole Drug Testing Policy happening with their children at the school. Majority decision of the Court: The Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision voted that the Drug Testing Policy was in fact, constitutional.
Some people thought that we shouldn 't be in the war because it wasn 't our war to fight, and others thought we should get involved to stop the spread of communism. In a Nation Divided, many men would avoid getting drafted by lying about their health condition, marrying, and moving to Canada. People often questioned whether we should have a draft or not because of the fact that not everyone had the desire to fight for our country. In the article What Happened in My Lai, the massacre changed the perspective the US citizens had on us being in Vietnam. Investigations concerning what happened in My Lai were misleading and superficial, and the info was suppressed.
Then the directors of the school destroy his work of art because it was not kid friendly, even though they were the ones to put it into the school curriculum. I think the school’s solution to the problem was not good. Like what it says in paragraph 3 in I am real where it says, “I want you to know, too, that my publisher and I have done absolutely nothing to exploit the disgusting news from Drake.” Even when the school burned the book he said that he did not exploit them like he mentions in this quote. I think he knew his book was not for children, but what I think he really is mad about is his reputation.
Of the approximately 900,000 people who call Delaware home, 29,000 live daily with a serious mental illness. In 2006, 91 citizens died by suicide. Since suicide is often a result of undertreated or untreated mental illness, Delaware is committed to helping their citizens get the help for mental illness they need. Help For Substance Abuse And Mental Illness in Delaware: Serenity Properties, Georgetown:
“Only 28.5 percent of Americans with identifiable mental illness seek services annually,” and of those 28.5% only 11% were receiving the necessary medication (Rosenheck). The veteran population is more likely to experience traumatic brain injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) which are one of the most substantial risk factors for homelessness (Fact Sheet: Veteran Homelessness). Not only are many non-veterans not seeking medical treatment for their mental illnesses, but many veterans as well are also not seeking the same treatment. This is apparent since there are 50% of homeless veterans who have a serious mental illness, which is not including those who have a mental illness that is not as apparent or life altering. Likewise, there are also 51% of homeless veterans living with a variety of disabilities, and 70% of
“In the 20 years that Oregon’s Death with Dignity Law has been on the books, 1,749 patients have been prescribed lethal medications, and only 64% of them (1,127) used them to die, according to state data. Last year, Oregon doctors prescribed 206 lethal medications, 133 of which were reported used by patients” (Portland Press Herald). This statistic shows that not all patients who are prescribed the drugs, use them to end their life. Gale states, “The three most frequently cites reasons for requesting suicide were: a decreasing ability to participate in activities that made life enjoyable, loss of autonomy and loss of dignity.
The amount of PTSD related suicides is unbelievable which is represented in the statistics. According to neuroscientists, “Since 2001 over 2.5 million troops have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, many of whom have experienced direct combat and sustained threat estimates of PTSD rates related to these wars range from 8% to over 20%, or 192,000 to 480,000 individuals” (Wangelin, Tuerk 161). This is a shocking percentage to deal with in relation to the last large conflict that produced a large number of PTSD afflicted veterans, which was the Vietnam War at roughly 10% of veterans reporting PTSD related illness. In relation to these statistics, military suicide rates also doubled between 2001 and 2006, with more fatalities attributed to suicide
Veterans upon returning to their homes are met with pain and heartbreak. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects an estimated one in ten Afghanistan veterans and as many as one in five Iraq War veterans. Psychological trauma faced by soldiers returning home can be just as bad or even worse than the physical trauma of war. Studies have found that less than half of returning soldiers with problems sought help, mostly out of fear of being stigmatized or hurting their careers. Dr. Charles W. Hoge, a researcher at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, has said “The most important thing we can do for service members who have been in combat is to help them understand that the earlier that they get help when they need it, the better off
Pease uses the article to inform people about military veterans’ suicide risks. About fifty percent of veterans explained the readjustment of civilian life is a real struggle. Pease commented “There is the disorientation, change of status, a search of identity, and purposeful meaning of life again.” Most veterans who have psychological and physical injuries has difficulties of resuming their normal lives. The Pew Research Center did a survey that suggested PTSD veterans’ lives are more intense than the veterans who never suffered from PTSD.
Without a doubt the Vietnam War changed the American culture. It sparked a huge anti-war protest movement around the country led by students. They question whether American involvement was worth the sacrifices being made by so many. The draft policy made the war more about socioeconomic as it was seemly affecting only minorities and the poor; the wealthy were able to avoid the draft. Thousands of American refused to join the military and burnt the draft cards in protest (Faragher, et.