A new effort is underway in Georgia to improve mental health support for veterans and their loved ones, as Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a bill aimed at addressing high suicide rates among veterans.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is processing claims at the fastest rate in its history, hoping to avoid a significant backlog as hundreds of thousands of veterans apply for health care and benefits under the landmark toxic exposure law Congress passed earlier this year.
Eighty-eight Republicans voted against the compromise to expand health care coverage for more than 3.5 million veterans.
The Senate bill passed on Tuesday would expand health care coverage for more than 3.5 million veterans.
As many as 2.5 million veterans may have been exposed to burn pits while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.