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On November 24th, 2014, Chuck Hagel stepped down as the US Secretary of Defense. While we await the nomination and approval of his replacement, we must continue to support this important cause. Please continue to sign and share this petition. We'll be sure to address it to the new Secretary as soon as they are chosen.
Goal: 15,000 Progress: 13,897
Sponsored by: The Veterans Site

You've served in the military, so you know the mental toll a term of service can take on a soldier. In fact, you know better than anyone what kinds of psychological challenges a service member can experience while on duty.

But what if you came back from serving your country and your country refused to validate your wounds? Or worse, reversed your diagnosis?

Psychologists at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington have been overturning PTSD diagnoses for hundreds of veterans, in what many see as an attempt to avoid providing the costly health care associated with PTSD. Retroactively reversing these diagnoses without the proper insight not only puts veterans in danger, but it also shows a severe lack of communication between the hospital and its patients.

Ask our Defense Secretary to examine each reversal on a case-by-case basis and to bring consequences to those at Madigan Army Medical Center involved with them.

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Dear Secretary:

Thank you for continuing to look into the cases of PTSD reversal at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. Since 2007, there have been hundreds of veteran PTSD cases overturned, and I want to know why.

Sadly, though, I think I know why. Officials have become so concerned with cutting costs they will literally stop at nothing to get out of paying health insurance claims — even those of our former service members who have given of themselves to keep us safe.

When they come back, they deserve the utmost of our gratitude. We can do that by letting them know they will be taken care of in their post-service years, no matter how severe or how mild the problem may be.

Funding for military health care is non-negotiable. These doctors don't get to arbitrarily decide who feels what or who is the most distressed.

Please continue your work in investigating these PTSD reversals and do what you can to see that all military health care facilities are taking the needs of our soldiers seriously.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures

Nov 11, 2017 robert dowling
Nov 10, 2017 Vianney Ventura
Nov 10, 2017 Jean f Molinari
Nov 10, 2017 Alan Lopez
Nov 10, 2017 Robert Ortiz
Oct 30, 2017 Maryanne Thompson
Oct 25, 2017 Kimberly Wallace
Oct 17, 2017 JoAnn Evans
Oct 16, 2017 Eva Sandhammar
Oct 15, 2017 Betty Kowall
Oct 15, 2017 Jeffrey Bains
Oct 15, 2017 Jacqui Skill
Oct 14, 2017 Ivan Zhyvolup
Oct 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Oct 2, 2017 Anna Krohn
Aug 21, 2017 Patrizia Lazzeri DESPICABLE: Psychologists at Madigan Army Med Center in Tacoma, WA have been overturning PTSD diagnoses for hundreds of veterans, in what many see as an attempt to avoid providing the costly health care associated with PTSD!!!
Aug 21, 2017 Anne Bekkers
Aug 20, 2017 Rilla Heslin
Aug 19, 2017 John Moszyk Stop trumpcare. Stop healthcare cuts.
Aug 19, 2017 Maria Macpherson
Aug 18, 2017 Mary Levan
Aug 18, 2017 Thao Vu
Aug 16, 2017 Terry Lowe
Aug 7, 2017 danielle jacques
Aug 6, 2017 John Schwent Jr
Aug 3, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 31, 2017 Fern Swecker
Jul 28, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 18, 2017 Arlene Snider
Jul 12, 2017 Lois Hamilton
Jul 5, 2017 Lynn Ronconi
Jul 5, 2017 Sharon Sutton
Jul 4, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2017 Paola Moretti
Jun 21, 2017 Ingrid Bichler
Jun 18, 2017 larry weyers
Jun 17, 2017 Sandra Hughes He deserves long overdo recognition
Jun 17, 2017 Garnett Gregory Come home, brothers and sisters.
Jun 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 16, 2017 David Fisher
Jun 16, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 16, 2017 (Name not displayed) Help these brave souls who have given part of their minds to defend this country!
Jun 15, 2017 Jere Walkow He Earned Recognition!
Jun 15, 2017 Ken Swart
Jun 15, 2017 Cory Richey
Jun 15, 2017 gene moczarski All veterans should be treated with respect.
Jun 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2017 Cheri White
Jun 15, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Jun 15, 2017 Edward Cowfer 22 a Day when 1 is to many? Congress needs to get health care at our level and see if they'll be happy with the care they receive?

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