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Bush Panel, Congress Urge Aid for Wounded Vets

A special commission appointed by President Bush issued its report Wednesday on improving health care for wounded veterans, particularly those returning from Iraq.

The recommendations include increasing government help for family members who take care of the wounded.

The issue also is alive in Congress, where the Senate on Wednesday approved a bill to streamline benefits and increase military pay.

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David Greene is an award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author. He is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, the most listened-to radio news program in the United States, and also of NPR's popular morning news podcast, Up First.