Thursday, May 31, 2007

More Support for Veterans Living with MS

Many U.S. veterans who live with multiple sclerosis (MS) could be closer to getting the care and benefits they deserve. Federal legislation proposes extending the timeframe during which veterans can gain “service-connected” status for their MS and treatment through the Veterans Health Administration. Currently there is a seven-year limitation, which doesn't account for MS symptoms that can progress or be misdiagnosed. The National MS Society this week sent a letter of support to Senator Patty Murray (WA), who sponsored the legislation, stating that we stand ready to help move the bill forward in Congress. For more information on Sen. Murray’s work on this issue, click here.

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