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As thousands of veterans receive PACT Act benefits, VA working to ensure equitable rollout

Posted on AllSides May 29th, 2024
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Many veterans who served our country were exposed to toxic burn pits and other harmful substances while overseas. Now the Biden Administration says nearly one million of them are receiving expanded healthcare through the PACT Act. Veterans Affairs Press Secretary Terrence Hayes said this is especially important for Black veterans. There are two and half million African American veterans nationwide and VA data shows those Black veterans are submitting PACT Act related claims at high rates. “We know that many veterans of color have served in our...

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