VA Letter to Veterans - You Have ALS!
edited: Tuesday, September 01, 2009
By Marie Anne St. Jean
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Can you imagine being told you have a deadly disease, by means of an impersonal letter from the VA?
The Veteran's Administration has been getting a lot of bad press lately, and this latest debacle takes the cake. On Aug 11, 2009 the VA sent letters to 1,864 veterans and survivors with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - ALS - commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The problem is, a number of those letters were mistakenly sent to veterans who do not have the disease.