THAT PAIN BITING CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O'S ASS IS NOT THE STRAP OF HIS THONG YET AGAIN RIDING ALL UP IN HIS CRACK. NO, IT IS THE REALIZATION THAT THINGS ARE SO BAD, HE NEEDS HELP.
IT'S THE REALIZATION THAT THINGS ARE SO BAD, HE NEEDS BILL CLINTON'S HELP.
POOR BARRY O. HE WAS THE STARLET WHO THOUGHT SHE WAS A MOVIE STAR.
FLAVORS OF THE MONTH RARELY GO DOWN EASY AFTER THEIR SELL-BY-DATE.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kawika Riley (Veterans' Affairs)
July 14, 2010
AKAKA CHAIRS HEARING ON VETERANS' DISABILITY CLAIMS PROCESSING REFORM
Chairman preparing to move legislation, urges parties to offer suggestions
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Following a hearing today on how the (VA) processes claims from veterans seeking benefits, Veterans' Affairs Committee, urged interested parties to continue offering suggestions on how to improve the timeliness and accuracy of VA's claims adjudication. (D-Hawaii), Chairman of the
"Compensating disabled veterans is among VA's most solemn obligations, and fixing the current system demands our best ideas. I am pleased that the Claims Processing Improvement Act is moving the discussion - from whether to change the status quo - to how to change it. I intend to move a claims processing improvement bill forward, and I ask those with an interest in this issue to continue to share their ideas," said Akaka.
Last month, introduced S. 3517, the Claims Processing Improvement Act of 2010, to improve VA's disability claims processing. The bill would make various changes to the way VA processes disability compensation claims, including provisions to:
• Set up a process to fast-track claims that have been fully developed;
• Help veterans with multiple disability claims by allowing VA to provide partial disability ratings; and
• Require that the Department give equal deference to the medical opinions of a veteran's non-VA doctor.
At today's hearing, top VA officials, veterans organizations and advocates testified about the current status of VA's claims processing system and made suggestions for changes to S. 3517.
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