GOLD CARD FOR EVERY VETERAN!

GOLD CARD FOR EVERY VETERAN!

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Gold Card for every Veteran!

I just spoke with an armed forces veteran who has lost friends through suicide from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following active service.

Many of his mates have lost their relationships and suffered in other ways because of PTSD. He in fact lost his marriage, as have many of his mates.

He would like to see all active duty service persons receive a Gold Card automatically when they leave the armed services. This would "give free access to services where they could work on their physical health, which would in turn help their mental health". I suggested that they would then be better equipped to help other service people who followed...he agreed!

FYI the definition of a Gold Card is:

"Gold card - ‘DVA (Department of Veteran's Affairs) health card - For all conditions’ - A Gold card entitles the holder to DVA funding for services for all clinically necessary health care needs, and all health conditions, whether they are related to war service or not. The card holder may be a veteran or the widow/widower or dependant of a veteran. Only the person named on the card is covered".

Such a small price to pay for the men and women who are willing to risk their lives daily so that we can stay at home and go about our normal lives in a safe and secure manner.

Having been an Army Reserve Officer who was not on active duty, I have a tiny inkling as to what they go through and how it affects their lives.

I WOULD SUPPORT A GOLD CARD FOR ALL ACTIVE SERVICE PERSONS ONCE THEY WERE DISCHARGED FROM THE SERVICES!

Tell me what YOU think!

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