Representative Credic Hayden on helping veterans health needs

Rep. Cedric Hayden, Roseburg Republican followed in his father’s footsteps both as dentist and legislator. Hayden is also a co-founder of Caring Hands Worldwide, a nonprofit organization that provides free dental care for people in need.

In the street clinics Hayden runs in Eugene, he performs dental work for mainly veterans. Many veterans are not covered for dental work through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The clinic also serves to find providers to people who need other medical services. Continue reading

Senator Chuck Thomsen: Our veterans deserve secure funding

By Taxpayer Foundation of Oregon,

Chuck Thomsen, a State Senator from Hood River, has been one of the Legislature’s best advocate for the needs of Oregon’s veterans. Recently, State Senator Chuck Thomsen wants to make sure that military veterans in Oregon are receiving the help they need, and to that end he has signed on to a measure as a co-sponsor to make sure the state Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) is funded adequately. State Senator Chuck Thomsen joins over 30 other sponsors of the bill. Continue reading

Wyden raises VA wait time concerns

Wyden Press Release,

Oregon’s U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden are pressing Veterans Affairs about wait times at the Department of Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Salem, which, according to a report by the Statesman Journal newspaper, is subjecting veterans to multi-month waits for routine appointments. According to the most recent information in the VA database, veterans who are new primary care patients will to wait an average of 80 days for an appointment. Continue reading