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Eric Shinseki

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  • VA's acting chief tours Baltimore medical center

    VA's acting chief tours Baltimore medical center
    The acting secretary of veterans affairs said Tuesday that the agency would add more primary care physicians to the Maryland VA Health Care System to help reduce the long waits for veterans seeking appointments with doctors. Acting Secretary Sloan...
  • Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward

    Barack Obama's presidency is spiraling downward
    "Brownie, you're doing a heckuva job." That was George W. Bush's infamous compliment to Michael Brown, his then-director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It came as New Orleans lay flooded after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, with thousands of...
  • Md. veterans have long wait for first VA appointment

    Md. veterans have long wait for first VA appointment
    Veterans in Maryland scheduling a primary care appointment through the Department of Veterans Affairs for the first time wait an average of 80 days to see a doctor, making the state's system fourth-worst in the nation out of 141 systems reviewed,...
  • Warner, Kaine ask for more info from Department of Veterans Affairs

    Virginia Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs Friday questioning the results of the Veterans Affairs Access Audit report released earlier this week. The audit showed problems within the VA's scheduling system...
  • June 14 Letters: NSA controls, veterans' care, big government, climate change, minimum wage

    June 5 marked one year since the first revelation of mass government surveillance exposed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. The NSA documents revealed clearly unconstitutional intrusions on our privacy and a serious threat to our freedom. As a...
  • Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms

    Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms
    Showing rare bipartisan spirit, Congress is advancing legislation to address veterans' health care in the wake of Monday's report that highlighted problems in Virginia and around the country. In the House on Tuesday, members voted 421-0 to allow...
  • Hampton VA Medical Center reveals wait lists

    Hampton VA Medical Center reveals wait lists
    The Hampton VA Medical Center released a letter, late Friday, about wait times at the facility amid an ongoing national scandal roiling the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. The letter from director Michael H. Dunfee, posted after...
  • Jim Webb is just the leader to fix broken VA

    Let's hope the situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs gets just a little bit worse. Not dying worse, but enough to stir President Barack Obama to forceful action. For Obama, a crisis isn't a terrible thing to waste but a hard thing to feel. He's...
  • Around Town: Younger generation will soon take charge

    A baby is born. A teen graduates from high school. A parent retires. A grandparent dies. There are generational shifts that occur every day. Then there are shifts that occur once a decade, when the balance of power shifts from one generation to another....
  • Durbin meets with VA secretary over schedule woes in Illinois

    Durbin meets with VA secretary over schedule woes in Illinois
    On the same day the Senate passed a bill that would provide additional support to the troubled Veterans Affairs department, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he was impressed with the acting VA secretary’s answers on how long wait times and alleged...
  • Congress bears much of the blame for VA's failures

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Tuesday, June 10: Eric Shinseki resigned as VA secretary in light of deception at several VA hospitals as some veterans died waiting for care that never came. The U.S. Senate last week...