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Services for Veterans in Crisis

If a Veteran is experiencing a crisis, they can call the Veteran Crisis Center at 800-273-8255 and press 1. The service is toll-free and operates 24 hours a day. There is also the National Center of Excellence for Veterans and their Families at RUSH. Located at the RUSH Medical Center, their ROAD Home Program provides comprehensive, evidence-based treatment in a safe and supportive environment. These services are provided in Chicago, the western suburbs and downstate Effingham. A three-week National Intensive Outpatient Program is also available for the treatment of post-traumatic stress.  These services are provided regardless of military discharge status or your ability to pay.  For details, call 312-942-8387 (VETS) or click here.

— CDR Joe Troiani, U.S. Navy (retired)

 


Say “No” to prescription copays!

Congress is currently considering House Bill H.R. 3932. The Veterans Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act would eliminate copayments to the Veterans Administration for medicines relating to preventive health services, in addition to other benefits. The Italian American Veterans Museum encourages you to urge your U.S. representatives to co-sponsor and support this bill.

To read the full text of this bill, click here.

To see if your U.S. Representative is already a co-sponsor of this bill, click here and scroll down to co-sponsors.

To find the name and contact information of your U.S. Representative, click here and enter your ZIP code and address.


A dental bill with teeth!

Congress is currently considering H.R. 96, which will require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to furnish dental care in the same manner as any other medical service. The Italian American Veterans Museum encourages you to urge your U.S. representatives to co-sponsor and support this bill.

To read the full text of this bill, click here.

To see if your U.S. Representative is already a co-sponsor of this bill, click here and scroll down to co-sponsors.

To find the name and contact information of your U.S. Representative, click here and enter your ZIP code and address.

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