Online Townhall Meeting Scheduled To Discuss Care Of Wounded

November 17, 2008

Defense Department health care officials announced on Friday that they will be holding an online town hall meeting to discuss health care issues for wounded warriors. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 19th from 2pm to 4pm. Those interested in submitting questions can do so, before the meeting, by emailing their questions to . Questions will also be accepted during the Town Hall meeting as well.1 According to officials, the forum will be to discuss overall issues about healthcare and not specific problems.

“For privacy reasons, participants should limit discussions to broad issues and lessons learned and not disclose personal information,” officials said in the announcement. “When possible, service members should contact their chain of command to resolve personal issues.”2

Officials will also be able to highlight some of the progresses that have been made in wounded care, that Troops may not know about. Things that they currently might not need to access, but possibly will in the future. Even if you’re unable to participate in the event on November 19th, but still have questions, you can submit those questions by November 28th, by filling out an online questionnaire.

“We want to share with service members and their families about the progress we’ve made to find solutions that work,” said Dr. S. Ward Casscells, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs. “We want to hear from you directly.”3

I encourage everyone who is interested in the health care of our wounded warriors, ESPECIALLY wounded warriors and their family members to take part in the Town Hall meeting, or at least submit any questions you might have. This will allow you to see what is being done to correct the myriad of problems that were identified with the health care of our wounded, as well as you to provide feedback to officials about what is and is not working for you. Get involved, and stay involved. Don’t hesitate to hold our Government officials accountable for what they have or have not done to improve the healfh care issues for our wounded warriors.

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