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U.S. Health Costs of the War in Iraq

The military operational costs of the war in Iraq, now greater than $500 billion, have surpassed those for the entire Vietnam conflict. These escalating operational costs are alarming, yet the long-term public health costs will be much greater. Providing medical care and disability benefits to veterans will cost far more than is generally being acknowledged. These costs have been estimated at as much as $660 billion. As physicians and health care professionals we are acutely aware of the actual price we are paying in human terms and we are compelled to bring this to the attention of the Congress and the American people. 

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  • Reduce Carbon Pollution -- Support a Strong EPA Rule

    Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Physicians for Social Responsibility works to protect humanity from the gravest threats to health and survival. Right now, you can make a difference by registering your comments on the EPA's new Clean Power rule to limit carbon from existing coal-burning power plants. Just click the button to get started.

  • Let Diplomacy Work with Iran!

    Please tell your representative and senators to resist Congressional meddling with crucial negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

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Resources

  • Climate Action Webinar

    Recent PSR webinar focusing on communicating climate change effectively through letters to the editor. Read more »

  • PSR Testimony on EPA Carbon Rule

    PSR representatives testified before the EPA in support of EPA’s proposal to limit carbon pollution from power plants and urged the EPA to emphasize efficiency and renewable energy. Read the testimony and watch video clips. Read more »

  • Chemical Reform and CICA

    The health of all Americans is the primary objective of chemical policy reform. That reform effort is now underway – and it has serious implications for doctors, nurses, and other health care providers. Read more »

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  • July 17, 2014
    Our Best Opportunity to Cut Climate Change
    We need you to take action now! Tell the EPA that its proposed rule to cut carbon pollution from power plants Is vitally important and on the right track – but can be strengthened.