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Eric Shinseki

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  • Senate sends $16.3-billion Veterans Affairs reform bill to Obama

    Nearly four months after Veterans Affairs employees were exposed for allegedly falsifying records to cover up long wait times for patients, the Senate on Thursday night overwhelmingly approved a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the department....
  • Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systemic failures'

    Obama's pick for VA chief vows to fix 'systematic failures'
    President Obama's nominee to take over the Department of Veterans Affairs promised Tuesday to fix "systematic failures" at the troubled agency and hold government workers accountable for their misconduct. Former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Robert...
  • VA document problems caused payment delays

    VA document problems caused payment delays
    The mishandling of thousands of documents at the Baltimore office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs delayed payments in excess of $25,000 to some veterans, according to new details made public Monday by the department's inspector general....
  • Democrats lop off Shinseki's head to save their own

    The ritual of the severed political head is by definition a theatrical business. Once the head is tossed in the dust at the feet of those who loudly demanded it, they say they really didn't want it. The chief head lopper never holds his work by the...
  • At least for now, Obama stands by VA Secretary Eric Shinseki

    As the investigation into complaints that VA facilities have concealed long waits for healthcare widened Wednesday, President Obama vowed he would not tolerate misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs and stood by the agency's chief — for...
  • Obama's talking points miss point on VA scandal

    Obama's talking points miss point on VA scandal
    After keeping his mouth shut on that growing Veterans Affairs scandal for weeks, President Barack Obama finally acted. Not with deeds. But with words. The scandal involves reports of secret admissions lists, falsified data and some 40 veterans dying...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...