Military Veteran Liver Disease Research
and Compensation Issues
You can write
your representitives in Congress
and request compensation for Veterans affected by Hep
What to do:
the letter below, 2) Type
your zip code into the box below and click the "go"
button. 3) When
you get to the Congress.org site, Paste the contents
of the letter into your representative(s) blank e-mail
page. You may ersonalize it if you want. 4) Sign
it and send. That's all there is to it.
As my representative you ought to be aware
that liver disease is one of the major killers in America
Hepatitis C alone has been called a "silent
epidemic" by former surgeon general Everett Koop,
MD, and it is estimated that as many as 4 million Americans
The death rate due to complications from
this disease is expected to quadruple in the next 10 years.
There is no approved cure and current treatment
has an inadequate success rate, even by physician standards
(while often causing debilitating side effects).
Hepatitis is the number one cause for liver
transplants and those numbers are rising exponentially.
A recent study showed that 19% of veterans
using a San Francisco Veterans Administration facility
tested positive for Hepatitis C. This is in contrast to
2% of the population at large. There should be more questions
asked about how the veterans contracted this disease at
ten times the rate of the general population and what
the veterans administration is going to do to help.
I am requesting that you investigate this
important area of public health and sponsor or co-sponsor
legislation to look into the details of this issue.
Thank you for your attention and consideration
in regard to this serious matter.