The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry will co-host a mental health summit focused on the mental health of veterans and their families Thursday, August 21.
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced Monday the award of $2.1 million in homeless prevention grants to the counties of Honolulu, Central Oahu, Leeward Coast, North Shore, Windward Coast, Kapolei, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island.
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan VA conference agreement by a 420-5 vote this afternoon. Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), Ranking Member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, worked over the weekend to finalize the deal with Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
enate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today detailed compromise legislation that he offered to House negotiators that would reform the VA and give it the tools to provide quality, timely health care to veterans.
Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed a plea by major veterans’ service organizations for Congress to give the Department of Veterans Affairs the resources it needs to provide quality, timely health care.
Submitted by Sarah Schauerte On Monday, President Barack Obama announced his nomination of former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald as the next Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”). On July 7, the President referred his nominee to the U.S. Senate. This, of course, comes on the heels of former Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation last month, which followed high-profile scandals surrounding several VA medical centers.
The Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion to hire 10,000 doctors, nurses and other health care providers and make other reforms in order to meet the needs of a growing number of veterans and reduce long waiting times for health care, Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson told the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs today.
The House Veterans’ Affairs Committee held a hearing last night examining the VA’s shortcomings in appropriately responding to information provided by whistleblowers, and into claims that whistleblowers within the VA face negative repercussions for stepping forward.
Forget about scheduling a doctor’s appointment through the Veterans Affairs system. At this point, Sanford Brookins said, he can’t even get the St. Petersburg Regional Benefit Office to reply to a letter.
American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger pointed to data just released today by the Department of Veterans Affairs as confirmation that the problems plaguing VA are widespread but fixable with proper leadership and appropriate resources.
Message from the Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs This address was sent courtesy of Vietnam Veterans of America Not all Veterans are getting the timely access to the healthcare that they have earned. Systemic problems in scheduling processes have been exacerbated by leadership failures and ethical lapses. I will use all available authority to swiftly […]
When President Barack Obama announced the resignation of Secretary Eric K. Shinseki for reported illegal activity throughout the disgraced VA bureaucracy, he proclaimed the retired General was “offended that bad news didn’t get to him fast enough.”
Veterans at the Phoenix veterans hospital waited on average 115 days for their first medical appointment, which is 91 days longer than the hospital reported, the Department of Veteran Affairs’ internal watchdog said Wednesday.
Has there ever been a more inept President sitting in the White House? Every fiasco is handled in the same manner as I have outlined in this article. One nneds a scorecard just to keep up with the scandals.
After 38 years in The Army, I am now honored and privileged to serve as your Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA). VA remains committed to providing the high quality benefits you have earned and deserve.
The two largest components of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (the VA) are the Veterans’ Health Administration (VHA) and the Veterans’ Benefits Administration (VBA). Both are riddled with dishonesty, inefficiency, and ineptitude.
Eric K. Shinseki continues to deceive not only our Nation’s Veterans, but “We the People” of the United States by saying he is serious about resolving the never-ending crime, corruption, incompetence and cover up by his out-of-control Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
At today’s anniversary celebration of Joining Forces, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announced the launch of a new integrated employment tool to connect veterans and service members with employers, and to help translate military skills into the civilian workforce.