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Care, benefits for veterans strengthened by $164 billion VA budget
Veterans Today
Continuing the transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs into a 21st century organization, President Barack Obama has proposed a $163.9 billion budget, a 6.5 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2014, that will support VA's goals to expand access to health care and other benefits, eliminate the disability claims backlog and end homelessness among Veterans.
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Jobs added, jobs subtracted: The current jobs economy new math
AOL Jobs
The latest jobs report for The Employment Situation — February 2014 was released by Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 175,000 jobs added, which is up from last month's 113,000. So while jobs added is a positive factor, the real issue is when you realize how many people are out of work and how many are long-term unemployed. This new increase hardly makes a dent.
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After seeing 'underbelly of war,' Texas veteran pursues counseling career
The Denver Post
Retired Sgt. 1st Class Shawn Conrad has seen someone get hit in the head with a machete when he was deployed on a peacekeeping mission in Haiti. He's seen someone get cut in half from an explosion when he was in Iraq. He also has had rockets scream past his head and then explode nearby. It's no wonder that Conrad, a 45-year-old Army veteran now living in El Paso, Texas, suffers from post-traumatic stress, anxiety and a little depression. But Conrad wants to turn that experience into a positive and help his fellow veterans who have come back from Iraq or Afghanistan with their own mental health issues.
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Report: VA didn't pay some veterans' health costs
USA Today
Even as the Obama administration works to provide health coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, government investigators uncovered dozens of cases where the VA failed to cover emergency hospital costs for uninsured disabled veterans.
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VA health care enrollment process
Military.com
Veterans are now eligible for a comprehensive health care package that is completely portable across the entire VA health care system. To receive health care, most veterans must be enrolled first.
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Lawmakers seek extension of vets' unemployment benefits
Stars and Stripes
A bill that would continue training assistance for unemployed veterans has been introduced in the House. The Help Hire Our Heroes Act was announced by Reps. Julia Brownley and Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., according to a statement from Brownley's office. The bill aims to extend the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program through Sept. 30.
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VA adds mental health services
Veterans Today
New efforts to provide veterans with help with substance abuse and post-traumatic stress also requires more community support, an official with the program at York VA Medical Center said recently.
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Defense department budget would increase costs for enrollees in TRICARE health insurance program
The Providence Journal
The proposed 2015 Department of Defense budget could shut down TRICARE Prime and increase out-of-pocket medical expenses for dependents and retirees, according to details that surfaced last week and were reported by Terry Howell at Military.com.
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Bill would give veterans option of asking for Veterans' Day off
Republican Eagle
Minnesota veterans could request to take off Veterans Day under a bill that a House committee passed Wednesday. Rep. Andrew Falk, D-Murdock, said that veterans often cannot attend events honoring them because they are stuck at work.

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VA study: E-records enhance veterans' health care
The News Star
Access to electronic records has enhanced patient and doctor communication among the country's veterans, according to a recent U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs study and veteran medical providers agree communication and satisfaction with health care have improved.

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Congressional black caucus: A bastion of seniority
POLITICO
When Democratic Rep. John Conyers — only the second African-American elected to Congress from Michigan — came to Capitol Hill in 1965, he had loads of free time on his hands.

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