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Veterans can’t get coverage for some Agent Orange issues. A congressman is fixing that WASHINGTON — Three serious health issues caused by Agent Orange aren’t covered by the government-funded health care for veterans, but now likely will be after the National Defense Authorization Act is passed. The VA currently doesn’t cover health care expenses of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide the military used during the Vietnam War, for bladder cancer, Parkinson’s symptoms and hypothyroidism. California’s Rep. Josh Harder, a Democrat, introduced a bill earlier this year to get …

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