By Douglas Holtz-Eakin
The young drop coverage to avoid higher premiums
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Dear Sgt. Shaft: I joined the Marine Corps Reserves in 1961 and went to Parris Island in June 1962. Am I eligible for any benefits?
In a letter posted on Congress.org, a constituent praises Rep. Harry Mitchell, Arizona Democrat, for his "brilliant intellect." As evidence, Mr. Mitchell's admirer cites the congressman's vote for the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007.
"[August] will mark the 20th anniversary since the United States deployed almost 700,000 troops to the Persian Gulf," said Chairman Mitchell. "With a growing number of these veterans developing undiagnosed and multi-symptom illnesses, they have looked to the people who promised them the care worthy of their sacrifices when they returned home. Still to this day, many of our Gulf War Veterans have yet to see this care and are finding themselves fighting the VA for service connected compensation."