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Gus Bilirakis: Ready to get to work on ‘unfinished business’

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Like many who run for re-election, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis says he has unfinished business. But unlike many who say that, Bilirakis has specific goals in mind. High on that list of goals is health care for veterans. “Veterans are top on my list,” Bilirakis said Thursday. “These are our heroes.” Bilirakis has already helped usher through the Cover and Promise acts. Both laws are designed to open up alternative and complementary therapies, such as service dogs, to veterans who…

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Donald Trump releases plan aimed at improving veterans’ care

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released a plan on Saturday aimed at improving veterans’ health care and other services in the wake of continued criticism of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under Trump’s plan, eligible veterans would be able to bring their veterans’ identification cards to any doctor or facility that accepts Medicare and be able to receive immediate treatment. He said the change, which has also been proposed by other GOP candidates, would help improve wait times and services…

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David Jolly touts “Freedom Card” VA plan, takes swipe at Hillary Clinton

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U.S. Rep. David Jolly took his campaign for the Senate on the road Monday. Speaking with Boston Herald Radio, the Clearwater Republican urged members of Congress to get behind his so-called “Freedom Card” legislation to ease the path of military veterans seeking care from the Department of Veterans Affairs which has been beset by widespread reports of long wait times and dysfunction across the nation. Jolly responded to a recent remark by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who reportedly said…

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