SURVEY: Will The Purple Heart Create More Casualties Than Normal

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Will The Purple Heart Create More Casualties Than Normal?

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TOPIC: Today, 27 Feb 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs has ruled that recipients of the Purple Heart will now be granted higher priority disability benefits than all of other veterans. Some veterans now worry that the VA may soon create a 'Priority' schedule that will list other types of awards that will assign veterans priority levels to benefits and even care. Other vets worry that by VA's decision to place Purple Heart recipients above all other veterans will both encourage military personnel in war to voluntarily subject themselves to enemy-caused injury in order to increase their VA benefits thoughout their lives, or create a 'Purple Heart' falsification culture in war zones that allow personnel to obtain a Purple Heart by means other than being wounded. And some vets now worry that veterans who have the Purple Heart will receive faster attention from the VA in waiting rooms for treatment not related to their wartime wounding. Worst yet, some non-white vets fear the VA may return to the past era when race and skin color determined who got faster service from the VA.

QUESTION 1/6: Do you approve of the VA elevating benefit processing and attention to Purple Heart recipients?

    No
    Yes

QUESTION 2/6: Do you feel the VA may create an Order of Priority for VA services based on the US military medal Order of Precedence?

    No
    Yes

QUESTION 3/6: Do you feel military personnel serving in conflict areas will seek to be wounded in order to obtain post-military financial or other benefits because the Purple Heart has been prioritized by the VA?

    No
    Yes

QUESTION 4/6: Do you feel some military personnel in conflict areas may use cash or other bribes to obtain authorization of the Purple Heart?

    No
    Yes

QUESTION 5/6: Do you feel the VA will expand its priority to Purple Heart recipients to include faster service for issues not replated to their war wound(s) in VA facilities and hospitals making the VA process slower for other vets?

    No
    Yes

QUESTION 6/6: Do you feel that based on the VA now prioritizing certain medal recipients for faster processing could one day return to the past era of racial prioritization when non-white veterans received slower or no benefits or care by the VA?

    No
    Yes

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