Introduction a. Attention Getter : When people ask me why I joined the military I think of all the reason that I did it for, but I think Toby Keith sums it up the best : “ 'cause freedom don’t come free.” b. Topic : Freedoms come with a great cost but yet we still do not care for our veterans well enough c. Preview: Today I will tell you how veterans suffer from Post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD and cant get help, how veterans are homeless and why they are , and finally I will look at this from a soldiers point of view Body A. PTSD a. According to National Institute of Health , “ as much as 20 percent of Iraq war veterans suffer from PTSD” b. As you can see thats nearly a
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I asked him what the government did to help him. He told me “ I came back and started having terrible night terrors and screaming in my sleep. I started off by going to a psychologist that diagnosed me with PTSD , then was refereed to a doctor who also said I had it. I then went to the government health insurance looking for help with my medical bills, and medicine, which I was on about six. And they said they needed a second opinion, so I saw 2 more psychologist and a physician who all then agreed I had PTSD. The government helped pay for my medicine and medical bills from doctors barely instead of the $100,000 bill I had after jumping through hoops to prove to them I had it I was still stuck with a $80,000. While I only make about $40,000. so now I am stuck with debt that will take years to pay off. “ Conclusion a. As I take my seat b. I hope that seeing how veterans with PTSD , and homeless veterans are treated , and looking at it from a soldiers view helped you see how bad that our veteran aid is in desperate need of reform. c. Men and women are willing to sacrifice everything to protect this country and your freedom, the least they deserve is proper aid when they come home.
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