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Veterans Day in NH: Thank You to Vets, but VA Services Limited

November 9, 2007

Manchester, NH - A new report says up to 1.8 million vets don't have health insurance and don't qualify for services from the Veterans Administration. Holiday observances are taking place around the state this Veterans' Day weekend, but State Veterans Council director Mary Morin says support for vets should continue throughout the year, regardless of income and/or whether or not they were injured in the service.

"The Veterans Administration mostly takes care of the veterans that have some kind of disability incurred in the military, when it should be an equal balance between all veterans."

Morin says support for vets seems to rise and fall depending on whether there's a war on, but she says it should be a permanent thing.

"I would hope that everyone would remember veterans every single day. We have it really great in the United States and I think that's based on what the veteran's have done for us in this country."

The VA says it must limit healthcare to veterans with service-related disabilities or below certain income thresholds, which currently means less than $28,000 for vets with no dependents. A Harvard report released in October found almost 1.8 million vets, and 3.8 million family members, lacked health insurance but did not meet the VA limits.

John Robinson/Kevin Clay, Public News Service - NH