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  • Fixing Veterans Affairs

     Fixing Veterans Affairs
    After Doug Chase was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his wife contacted a Veterans Affairs hospital in Bedford, Mass., to have him treated there. That was in 2012. Finally, last month, the VA agreed to make an appointment. But by then Doug, a Vietnam veteran, had died. The letter from the VA, however, offered a heartening consolation: "We are committed to providing primary care in a timely manner."
  • Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care

    Maryland VA looks to private docs to speed up care
    The medical system charged with caring for Maryland's veterans is seeking help from private physicians in the Baltimore region to address a primary-care backlog that has become one of the worst in the nation, federal officials said Monday. With...

    Capitol Hill negotiators unveil deal to fix the VA

    WASHINGTON House and Senate negotiators unveiled a $17 billion compromise plan Monday to repair a Department of Veterans Affairs mired in controversy over delayed patient care and agency efforts to conceal the problem. The deal ends weeks of sometimes...

    U.S. veterans deal to provide $17 billion to ease medical wait times

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in the U.S. Congress said on Monday they had struck a rare compromise deal on legislation that provides about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers....

    Obama's veterans agency nominee vows corporate-style discipline

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporate-style discipline and accountability to the troubled agency plagued by healthcare delays and accusations of...