Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A policy analysis of the Veteran's Health Care Act S. 1182
by Frescas, Rene, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 64; 1481808
Abstract (Summary)

This is a policy analysis of the Veteran's Health Care Act S. 1182, which was designed to improve the previous health care benefits to veterans returning from combat war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Such benefits include reforms in mental health services and access to medical treatments that were not previously offered to veterans through the Veteran's Health Administration. The analysis focuses on the affects of combat warfare on returning soldiers and the historical events that lead up to the implementation of the Veteran's Health Care Act S. 1182, 2005. The analysis found that the services offered to returning soldiers from war were not adequate to provide comprehensive care necessary to transition into society. Soldiers, for the most part, suffered from unexplainable physical conditions and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Veteran's Health Care Act S. 1182, although virtuous with its intent, was not designed to fully care for soldiers suffering from socio-economic deficits, PTSD, depression, substance abuse, physical illnesses and disabilities as a direct result from combat war.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Education Policy, Public administration, Health care management
Publication Number: 1481808
ISBN: 978-1-109-67032-5
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