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senate Bill S. 2821

Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act

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Title

Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act

Official Title

A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to provide for the treatment of veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll as radiation exposed veterans for purposes of the presumption of service-connection of certain disabilities by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and for other purposes.

Summary

Mark Takai Atomic Veterans Healthcare Parity Act This bill includes veterans who participated in the cleanup of Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands anytime from 1977 through 1980 as radiation exposed veterans for purposes of the Department of Veterans Affairs presumption of service-connection for specified cancers. These veterans thereby become eligible for the same health care and other benefits given to service members who were involved in active nuclear tests. Under a presumption of service-connection, specific disabilities diagnosed in certain veterans are presumed to have been caused by the circumstances of their military service. Health care benefits and disability compensation may then be awarded.

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      Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    IntroducedMay 10th, 2018
    I am a Atomic Clean up Vet. I helped build the dome and debris boxes. also the sand-cement road on Janet, ca well as close off observation bunkers on another island. Our rad badges would not detect plutonium. most were damaged, and some were lost. By law radiation when reported as a range the highest range must be used, and it was not. The lagoon, there our drinking and shower water was contaminated with several types of radioactive agents. Please Support senate bill 2821 and bring it to a vote, it has been in the senate over 2 years.
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