Congress Pits VA Mortgage Costs Against Veterans’ Health Care

American Banker, Apr. 1, 2019–Hanna Lang (subscription)
The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act would hike the VA’s mortgage “guarantee fees” to cover medical costs of roughly 90,000 Navy veterans who served in Vietnam’s territorial seas between 1962 and 1975 and suffer from diseases connected to the U.S. military’s forest-clearing herbicide.