By all accounts, the Veterans Healthcare System is broken, and too often, letting down the very veterans it’s supposed to serve.
A fake gate-opening ceremony, a fake homeless welcome center, and other VA fakery, lies and fraud highlighted VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald and his homeless expert Vince Kane’s recent trip to the Los Angeles VA and it hasn’t stopped nor has Veterans homelessness been reduced.
Death Analyses 2015 Veterans Affairs WASHINGTON — More than 238,000 of the 847,000 veterans in the pending backlog for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs have already died, according to an internal VA document provided to The Huffington Post. Scott Davis, a program specialist at the VA’s Health Eligibility Center in Atlanta and […]
Alex Vancel is an American veteran of the Iraq War. He volunteered after 9/11, and America called upon him to fight on our behalf in the inferno of Iraq.
The decades-long strict sanctions imposed by the U.S. Government prohibiting war-injured and homeless Veterans from entering the Los Angeles VA for the most basic of human right
Iraq war veteran Chris Dorsey figured that no one would believe he had been turned away from a VA clinic when he sought an appointment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
One year after an explosive Veterans Affairs scandal sparked national outrage, the number of veterans on wait lists to be treated for everything from Hepatitis C to post-traumatic stress is 50 percent higher.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is announcing the availability of 1-year renewal funding in fiscal year 2015.
Veterans will have a new clinic in Lincoln.
Reversing a long held position, the Department of Veterans Affairs now says Air Force reservists who became ill after being exposed to Agent Orange residue while working on planes after the Vietnam War should be eligible for disability benefits.
Recently, I was interviewed by John Ismay, an Iraqi War Veteran who is the “Veterans and Military Issues Reporter” for Southern California Public Radio.
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Get the best weed songs with Guest VT celebrity Johnny Punish and some guy named Alex Stoned. Oh, they also discuss the House of Representatives killing a bipartisan amendment that would have increased military veterans’ access to medical marijuana.
More than 120 previously unpublished investigations by the Veterans Affairs Department’s inspector general, dating as far back as 2006, reveal problems at VA medical centers nationwide ranging from medical malpractice and patient safety concerns to mismanagement, infighting and corruption.
A Central Florida veteran is fighting for his life, as well as disability and insurance benefits, after he said the kidney cancer that is costing him his life was caused by water contamination at Camp Lejeune.
Advocates applauded the progress the Department of Veterans Affairs has made in a much-maligned program …
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today asked the Department of Veterans Affairs to invoke emergency powers to make expensive hepatitis C drugs available at affordable prices to treat tens of thousands of veterans now being denied the most effective care.
Two veterans groups said Thursday that they filed suit against the Department of Veterans Affairs over a new policy requiring veterans to fill out a formal application or speak to a designated VA employee to begin the process of receiving benefits, rather than giving a simple notice.
A former federal employee in Michigan has admitted to embezzling at least $150,000 from a Department of Veterans Affairs retail store and spending it all on an addiction to gambling, prostitutes and strippers, including lap dances from a stripper named “Ashley,” according to a criminal complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
the Senate Judiciary Committee requested an explanation from the Justice Department as to why nearly every name in the “mentally defective” category of the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) belongs to a Veteran or their dependents
In a study that looked at a handful of quality measures for chronic disease care, veterans who used both Veterans Affairs care and a Medicare Advantage plan during 2008 or 2009 did no better or worse than those who relied strictly on VA.
House Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Corrine Brown introduced legislation today requiring that gender-specific services be continuously available at every VA medical center and community based outpatient clinic in the country.
It’s inspiring to see that after serving their country nobly in the armed forces, so many women and men veterans choose to continue working for the American people through Federal civil service.
Another veterans scandal hit the Obama administration Wednesday with the emergence of an internal Veterans Affairs memo that allowed bureaucrats to cook their books and assert they were answering diligently President Obama’s call to reduce the backlog of veterans’ benefits claims.
Veterans’ Day 2011, then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in South Carolina, visiting with roughly a dozen veterans, and raised the prospect of privatizing VA care.
More than four decades after he first showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, Vietnam War veteran Conley Monk Jr. still is waiting for approval of medical coverage and, more recently, disability benefits, from the Veterans Administration.
Having spent nearly three decades as a firefighter, I have always taken my role as chairman of the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee very seriously.
One of Jeffery Dean’s close Army buddies died two days ago of a cancer that the Belfast man has no problem connecting to their stint cleaning up nuclear waste together on a tiny South Pacific atoll.
Robert A. “Bob” McDonald, the 8th Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), announced soon after his Senate confirmation:
Sarah Palin is using recent scandals to apparently push for the dismantling of the Veterans Administration.