The GAO found that commanders don't usually follow military policies that are meant to protect injured troops. Thousands of those injured soldiers who got kicked out likely can't get health care at the VA.
Rep. Mike Coffman, a Republican, and Sen. Michael Bennet, a Democrat have introduced separate measures to help troops pushed out of the military without health benefits.
- George W. Bush has focused on helping veterans succeed in civilian life.Read more
Retired Army Capt. Florent Groberg of Fort Carson suffered life-threatening injuries in Afghanistan in 2012.
Neither of Colorado's senators joined the call, which comes in the wake of an NPR-CPR investigation.
A CPR-NPR investigation found that the U.S. Army kicked out 22,000 soldiers since 2009 who also were diagnosed with PTSD or a traumatic brain injury.
The best way to help troops recover from wounds like post-traumatic stress is to remove the stigma associated with seeking help, a retired Army general says.
Frank Costabile was broke, paranoid and suicidal after the Army forced him out. He found treatment without the Army's help. And he's not alone.
- The T-shirt depicts the Statue of Liberty wearing a burqa, the all-covering dress worn by some Muslim women, with the words, "Don't let this happen America."Read more