Legislative Alert,
I encourage everyone to support VERPA "Veterans Equal Rights Protection Act" www.verpa.org. Hit that link and give American Soldiers the Protection they need for Medical Malpractice in Military Hospitals by signing the On-Line Petition from VERPA. Let Senator Specter know that you support the VERPA ACT http://www.senate.gov/~veterans There is two levels of health care in the military. "Those that are Officers Get all the Care," "Those that are enlisted for short term or drafted get NONE."
In 2003 there are two H.R. Bills on the floor that will make the draft come back. When there is NO Health Care who's Son or Daughter will be the next victim of Malpractice and Negligence in military hospitals if the FERES Doctrine is allowed to have precedent over duty of medical care promised on the first day of induction.

Bill Summary & Status for the 108th Congress
3. H.R.163: To provide for the common defense by requiring that all young persons in the United States, including women, perform a period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced 1/7/2003) Cosponsors: 13
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 2/3/2003 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Executive Comment Requested from DOD.

4. H.R.487 : To repeal the Military Selective Service Act.
Sponsor: Rep Paul, Ron [TX-14] (introduced 1/29/2003) Cosponsors: 7
Committees: House Armed Services
Latest Major Action: 3/26/2003 House committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Unfavorable Executive Comment Received from Selective Service Comm.

"President Aberham Lincoln signed a bill that said NO SLAVERY and the Draft is a Form of Slavery when it is Forced Labor" Just a thought by Rusty www.vfvs.com