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Veterans’ mental health summit hosted by Ann Arbor VA and U-M taking place Thursday

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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.

August 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VetLikeMe August 15

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Failed leadership is one reason some veterans hospitals are falling short as others excel, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said.

August 15th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Affairs Funds Local Agencies To Help Fight Homelessness

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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.

August 12th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Hundreds of homeless veterans gather for legal, medical support

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Crowds of veterans huddled in line, numbers in hand, waiting to pick up bags of free surplus military rucksacks, coats, boots and clothes.

August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

President Obama Signs Bipartisan Veterans Affairs Bill into Law

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President Obama signed into law today bipartisan legislation that will address many of the immediate systemic problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

August 7th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

House Passes Bipartisan VA Conference Agreement

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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).

July 30th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Chairman Sanders Details VA Proposal

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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.

July 24th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Organizations Back VA Funding

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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.

July 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VetLikeMe Weekly July 10

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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.

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Details Health Care Needs

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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.

July 16th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Vet Dies Outside VA Hospital Nothing New

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This appeared in the Washington Times on the 11th of July. According to the Times;”911 tapes: Table of doctors did nothing while VA patient died

July 14th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Top 10,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Affairs Still Has A Subpoena Out For The Names Of VA Whistleblowers

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A month ago, the Veteran’s Administration issued a subpoena for names of anonymous whistleblowers a veterans’ group collected to expose problems in the VA health system.

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Michaud: VA Culture Change Means Protecting Whistleblowers from Intimidation, Retaliation

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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.

July 9th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Voice Frustration over VA Benefits

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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.

July 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

The VATVA Formula: Florida Sues the Veterans Administration

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VATVA (Veterans Against The V.A. and Corruption) officials met with State Congressman David Jolly.

June 24th, 2014 | Posted in Agent Orange,Coping,Corruption,Editor,Gulf War Illness (GWI),Health,Medical Disability Benefits,Military,Of Interest,Politics,PTSD,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Top Heavy Salaries and Dead Weight Administrators

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As a taxpayer I always want to know where my tax dollars are going and what they are paying for.

June 14th, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Medical Disability Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Audit Confirms American Legion Concerns About Wait Times

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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.

June 10th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VetLikeMe Weekly June 5, 2014

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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 […]

June 6th, 2014 | Posted in Economy,Of Interest,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

If Bad News is Ignored, Bad Things Happen

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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.”

June 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Editor,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

We Have Found the Enemy!

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War is Hell! Whether America’s Military men and women are fighting a war or trying to heal from fighting a war, it’s always hell because the war never ends.

June 1st, 2014 | Posted in Benefits,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Shinseki Out: Obama Says He’s Accepted VA Chief’s Resignation

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned amid explosive charges of mismanagement, falsification of records and systemic problems at veterans health facilities.

May 30th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Wait Average of 115 Days for Phoenix VA Appointment, Group Says

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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.

May 29th, 2014 | Posted in Regional,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Statement by VA Secretary Shinseki

General Eric K. Shinseki is the disgraced and defiant Secretary of the VA who refuses to resign

“I respect the independent review and recommendations of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) regarding systemic issues with patient scheduling and access.

May 29th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

A Week of Solemn Remembrance

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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.

May 27th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Veterans Affair Secretary Called to Be Fired Amid Hospitals Scandal

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The growing furor over veterans’ health care moved to political campaigns Thursday as congressional candidates from both parties called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to be fired.

May 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

A Message To Veterans From The VA Scretary

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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.

May 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

The Department of Delay, Deceit, and Dumb Disorder

VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is among the witnesses who will testify before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Thursday. Photo By Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call

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.

May 21st, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

VA Inspector General Says No Evidence Yet Linking Deaths to Wait Times

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The acting inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs said no evidence had been found so far of patient deaths attributed to long wait times at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.

May 18th, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Prosecute Secretary Shinseki

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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).

May 2nd, 2014 | Posted in Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

Obama Administration Launches Online Veterans Employment Center

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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.

April 23rd, 2014 | Posted in Economy,Jobs & Careers,Vet News,Veterans Affairs | Read More »

 

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