SPEAKER INDEX    CONTENTS   INSERTS   
BACKHUS          7     16     17     20     21     24  
BILIRAKIS        5     22     23     24     25     39     40     41     42  
                65  
BROWN           25     26     27     42     43     44  
COOKSEY         45  
FITZGERALD      30     37     43     44  
GARRICK         49     62     63  
GARTHWAITE      27     35     36     37     38     39     40     41     42  
                43     44     46  
GROSS           32     38     42     43  
GUTIERREZ        3     20     21     22  
HUTCHINSON       6  
MANSFIELD       46     47     55     56     62     64  
MCCORMICK        9     17     18     19     21     24     25     26  
MILLER          12     19     22     23     25     27     58     67  
STEARNS          1      5      6      7      9     12     16     17     18  
                19     22     25     27     30     32     34     35     36  
                37     38     39     42     44     46     47     49     52  
                55     56     58     61     62     63     64     65     66  
WANNEMACHER    52     66  
WARFIELD        56     63     64     67  

CONTENTS    SPEAKERS   INSERTS   
OPENING STATEMENT OF CHAIRMAN STEARNS
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OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. LUIS V. GUTIERREZ
                                                                 PAGE     3

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. MICHAEL BILIRAKIS
                                                                 PAGE     5

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. ASA HUTCHINSON
                                                                 PAGE     6

STATEMENTS OF STEPHEN BACKHUS, DIRECTOR, VETERANS' AFFAIRS AND MILITARY HEALTH CARE ISSUES, 
HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND HUMAN SERVICES DIVISION, U.S. GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE; RICHARD McCORMICK, 
Ph.D., CO-CHAIRMAN, COMMITTEE ON CARE OF SEVERELY CHRONICALLY MENTALLY ILL VETERANS, AND THOMAS H. 
MILLER, CHAIRMAN OF THE VA ADVISORY ON PROSTHETICS AND SPECIAL DISABILITIES PROGRAMS
                                                                 PAGE     7

STATEMENT OF STEPHEN BACKHUS
                                                                 PAGE     7

STATEMENT OF RICHARD A. McCORMICK
                                                                 PAGE     9

STATEMENT OF THOMAS H. MILLER
                                                                 PAGE    12

STATEMENT OF THOMAS GARTHWAITE, DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY FOR HEALTH, DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS; 
ACCOMPANIED BY DENIS J. FITZGERALD, DIRECTOR, VISN 1, AND LEROY GROSS, DIRECTOR, VISN 6
                                                                 PAGE    27

STATEMENT OF THOMAS GARTHWAITE
                                                                 PAGE    27

STATEMENT OF DENIS FITZGERALD, M.D.
                                                                 PAGE    30

STATEMENT OF LEROY P. GROSS
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OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. JOHN COOKSEY
                                                                 PAGE    44

STATEMENTS OF GORDON MANSFIELD, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PARALYZED VETERANS OF AMERICA; THOMAS H. 
MILLER, AGAIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BLINDED VETERANS ASSOCIATION; JACQUELINE GARRICK, DEPUTY 
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL VETERANS AFFAIRS AND REHABILITATION, THE AMERICAN LEGION; RICHARD A. 
WANNEMACHER, JR., ASSOCIATE NATIONAL LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR, DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS; AND WILLIAM 
WARFIELD, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS, VIETNAM VETERANS OF AMERICA
                                                                 PAGE    46

STATEMENT OF GORDON MANSFIELD
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STATEMENT OF JACQUELINE GARRICK
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STATEMENT OF RICHARD WANNEMACHER
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STATEMENT OF WILLIAM WARFIELD
                                                                 PAGE    56

STATEMENT OF THOMAS H. MILLER
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