facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

VA '09 budget has $41.2B medical care

Feb. 4, 2008 at 7:52 PM   |   Comments

2 of 3
| License Photo
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush, in his 2009 budget, pushed for implementation of Commission on Care for America's Returning Wounded Warriors recommendations.

The VA budget, unveiled Tuesday, seeks $41.2 billion for medical care, which Bush said was more than double the amount the department received when Bush took office.

Picking up themes from his State of the Union address last week, Bush said the administration also would seek enactment of commission recommendations, including modernizing of disability compensation systems, expanding treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and strengthening support for families.

The bipartisan commission, headed by former Sen. Bob Dole and former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, examined the level of care soldiers received at the nation's veterans' hospitals after reports of substandard care surfaced.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Medal of Honor to be awarded to Civil War soldier
2
Colombia releases notorious hitman 'Popeye'
3
Firing range instructor shot by 9-year-old girl dies
4
U.S. military jet crash lands in rural Virginia
5
Bodies of missing family found in Oregon lake
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback