Isakson right on numbers, needed context
"When you have 8,000 veterans a year committing suicide, then you have a serious problem."
vet suicides and the VA
"We’ve got an average of 5,600 soldiers committing suicide. That’s about 20 a day."
Clean bill of health for this claim
Says by rejecting an expansion of Medicaid under the new law, Georgia was depriving 25,000 veterans of health care coverage.
Huge increase in pending claims
"Despite having their budget increased by over 40 percent since 2009 … pending claims for benefits with the (Department of Veterans Affairs) have increased from 391,000 to 890,000 under the Obama Administration."
Close to the 2011 average
"There are close to 900,000 unemployed veterans in America right now."
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