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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

URGENT: Petition to Congress on veterans' care

 

Sign your petition to Rescue Our Ailing Veterans

"Department officials revealed last month that 23 deaths of veterans were linked to delayed cancer screenings dating back four years. More recently, a retired doctor, Sam Foote, alleged that 40 other veterans died because of treatment delays."

- USA Today, May 14, 2014


You've given generously to help our troops severely disabled in the war on terrorism. So I'm sure you agree it is 100 percent UNACCEPTABLE for Americans to allow our courageous troops - who survived foreign enemies on the battlefield - to simply die here at home from neglect while waiting months for medical treatment.
Sign your petition to Rescue Our Ailing Veterans

Please sign your petition to Congress titled, Rescue Our Ailing Veterans, Right Now!

That message is: Fix the problem and rescue our ailing veterans - or else!

Your Congressional Petition will be added to the others we receive and quickly delivered to all 25 Congressional Representatives on the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

You and I understand America's veterans are national treasures who have risked their lives defending our magnificent country. It's time to call attention to this crisis which is threatening the lives of our heroic veterans and devastating their families.

I'm David Walker, President of the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes. My blood is still boiling after learning that dozens, perhaps even hundreds, of veterans who should be alive and well are dead - or dying - because of our government's negligence.


Our ailing military heroes are dying needlessly because they are being forced to wait for months and sometimes years for routine medical tests at government hospitals.

One example is 44-year-old Army veteran Barry Coates, who was forced to wait more than a year for a doctor-recommended colonoscopy to see if his suffering resulted from early stages of cancer.

When the routine medical test was finally performed it showed Barry had advanced colorectal cancer, which could have been treated more effectively if it had been detected right away.

In April, the 44-year-old Army veteran told the House Committee on Veterans Affairs,

"It is likely too late for me.

"The gross negligence of my ongoing problems and crippling backlog epidemic of the VA medical system has not only handed me a death sentence, but ruined the quality of life I have for the meantime."

 

Sign your petition to Rescue Our Ailing Veterans


You can help prevent more military veterans like Barry Coates from being handed a death sentence by sending your Rescue Our Ailing Veterans, Right Now! Petition to Congress.

According to a recent article in USA Today, many of the 6,300 veterans treated at ONE government clinic in Fort Collins, Colorado waited months to be seen. USA Today reports,

"Department officials revealed last month that 23 deaths of veterans were linked to delayed cancer screenings dating back four years.

"More recently, a retired doctor, Sam Foote, alleged that 40 other veterans died because of treatment delays at a VA hospital in Phoenix."


Think about: If the government itself revealed that 23 veterans probably died at one hospital and 40 at another, it's likely that several hundred veterans have already died needlessly - at the hands of their own government!

This is outrage - and it must be stopped right now.

I'm counting on you, as a proven friend of our wounded warriors, to help me shine a spotlight on this crisis and pressure Congress to do the right thing.

Sadly, many of our veterans are too sick or too frail to speak out for themselves. So I'm asking you to help me speak out for them.

Please sign your Rescue Our Ailing Veterans, Right Now! Petition to Congress.

Sign your petition to Rescue Our Ailing Veterans


The government's own rules say ailing veterans seeking potentially life-saving medical screenings must be seen within 14 days. But because of government incompetence - and worse - our veterans are being denied medical screenings for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Many have already died as a result, and many more may die soon unless you and I stand up and say, "Enough Is Enough!"

Predictably, many policy-makers are trying to pass the buck for their failure and blaming hospitals and doctors for the delays.

That won't wash!

You and I can't let our elected officials escape the blame for this shameful national scandal.

Congress is responsible for funding and overseeing all government agencies, including the VA.

Therefore Congress must be held accountable and forced to act.


Please send them an immediate message with your Rescue Our Ailing Veterans, Right Now! Petition.

They were there for us. Now it's our turn to be there for them.

Sincerely,

David W. Walker
David W. Walker, President and CEO
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes

P.S. You've been very protective of our struggling military families, Kevin. So I'm sure you are just as upset as I am that some of our courageous troops are dying here at home while waiting months for medical treatment.

Please help me shine a spotlight on this crisis by sending Congress your Petition titled, Rescue Our Ailing Veterans, Right Now!

Your Congressional Petition will be added to the others we receive and quickly delivered to all 25 Congressional Representatives on the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

Thanks again for everything you're doing to help and honor our severely disabled troops and their families by supporting the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes!

Sign your petition to Rescue Our Ailing Veterans

 

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