|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:15:15 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: "Healthcare Bill for Camp Lejeune [NC] Water Contamination Victims Signed Into Law"|
Healthcare Bill for Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims Signed
By ANNA MEIER Project on Government Oversight August 7, 2012For thousands of former Marines and their families, Monday marked a milestone in an ongoing fight for truth and justice. In an Oval Office ceremony, President Obama signed into law the Honoring America’s Veterans and Caring for Camp Lejeune Families Act (H.R. 1627), which will provide healthcare for those exposed to contaminated water while living at Marine Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
"I'm still in shock," Mike Partain, a breast cancer survivor born at Camp Lejeune, told The Kansas City Star on Monday. "We've been fighting for justice for so long - fighting the juggernaut of the Marine Corps. They should have quashed us a long time ago."
Retired Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger has led the charge. The title of the new law that would provide healthcare for Camp Lejeune veterans and their families is named for his daughter, Janey, who passed away from leukemia in 1985 at the age of 9, while they were living on the base. Since Ensminger first learned about the toxic water 1997, he has tirelessly sought answers to why so many have fallen ill and died.
... For the entire article, seehttp://pogoblog.typepad.com/pogo/2012/08/healthcare-bill-for-camp- lejeune-water-contamination-victims-signed-into-law.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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