“Be it enacted” January 3, 2021 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021


H. R. 6395 (Link)

SEC. 9109. ADDITIONAL DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH EXPOSURE TO CERTAIN HERBICIDE AGENTS FOR WHICH THERE IS A PRESUMPTION OF SERVICE CONNECTION FOR VETERANS WHO SERVED IN THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM.

Section 1116(a)(2) of title 38, United States Code, is amended
by adding at the end the following new subparagraphs:

‘(I) Parkinsonism.
‘‘(J) Bladder cancer.
‘‘(K) Hypothyroidism.’

I have not seen any rule-making about this amendment or updates on the VA website or Federal Register yet.

Doesn’t VA believe in SCIENCE!!! 🤦

https://www.research.va.gov/currents/1216-3.cfm
VA study yields strong evidence of ties between herbicides and high blood pressure in Vietnam-era Vets
December 13, 2016

Hypertension was removed from this amendment, not because of science, but 💰. As Bill Nye said, “…if you don’t believe in science, then you’re holding everybody back.” Which for VA, is the whole point. Trickle down science and benefits.

There are lots of BVA cases to be found in 2019-2020 with the search terms, bladder cancer & Agent Orange).” In this one, the vet got an IMO. (https://www.va.gov/vetapp19/files10/19179078.txt) but if I recall correctly from the Purple book, the judges knew this was in the works, so why fiddle around? The good news is that many previously denied cases can be reopened now. 🎉 Special thanks to Sen. Tester (Montana) for working hard to save some veterans’ lives.

Laura (Guest author)

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2 Responses to “Be it enacted” January 3, 2021 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

  1. C says:

    VSR here-

    To: Subject: NDAA Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions

    January 6, 2021

    Directors (00):

    Please distribute to National Call Centers and Public Contact Teams.

    The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA) (H.R.6395) added three (3) more conditions to the Agent Orange presumptive-conditions list wherein Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange may qualify for benefits:

    bladder cancer,
    hypothyroidism, and
    Parkinsonism, or Parkinson-like symptoms.

    Veterans and survivors are encouraged to submit claims.

    Thank you.

    Office of Field Operations- NCC

  2. This “Theorem” would spill over into every facet of so-called “science” the V.A. touches and then “spill down” comes eventually to their patient rostrum in EVERY field of Medicine;
    Physical AND Mental, and “what” do we have otherwise? The cunning Fox setting himself up as Chief Egg Inspector of the Roost. “With Malice Toward None: Revisiting the Historical AND Legal Basis for Excluding (ANY!) Veterans from “Veteran” Services”.(Adams and Montalto;Abstract)

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