| Jun 22, 2014
| 5:05 AM
HIBBING, Minn. The 6-inch scar running down the middle of Lonnie Lee's chest is one sign that all might not be well at the Veterans Affairs clinic here.
Lee, a 65-year-old Navy veteran from Vietnam, wears the scar as a badge of honor. He had to wait five...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:13 PM
President Barack Obama has called it "our sacred honor" to provide health care to our military veterans, but it is an obligation we have failed to uphold. The Department of Veterans Affairs is a broken agency where chronic mismanagement has impeded the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:09 PM
A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veterans Affairs hospital cafeteria this week died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance to transport him around the complex to the emergency room, officials confirmed Thursday.
Witnesses said the...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 10:35 AM
MEMO TO: Veterans Affairs Secretary-designate Robert A. McDonald
RE: The VA's crisis is even worse than you think!
Your good news is that the White House, Congress and Department of Veterans Affairs are no longer in denial about the reality that...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:03 PM
As the longtime chief executive of a multinational corporation, Bob McDonald knows how to make a big business thrive. As a one-time Army Airborne Ranger, he knows what it means to take on a seemingly impossible assignment and succeed.
All that skill...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 7:56 PM
In nominating Bob McDonald as the next secretary of Veterans Affairs, President Obama is recruiting a West Point graduate with experience in running a big corporation — Procter & Gamble — to turn around a department whose failure to provide...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 1:07 PM
President Barack Obama has chosen former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, a senior Obama administration official said on Sunday.
Obama's announcement of...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:39 PM
A scathing review of the scandal-plagued U.S. Veterans Administration found significant and chronic failures across the board at the agency and that a corrosive culture prevails, theWhite House said on Friday.
The findings emerged after President Barack...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:50 PM
WASHINGTON The White House released a scathing report Friday on the Department of Veterans Affairs, calling for its health branch to be "restructured and reformed" and warning that a "corrosive culture" has led to problems of veterans obtaining timely...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
As the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs tries to assure congressmen that he is moving to address the VA healthcare scandal, his department is preparing to release more results of a nationwide audit of scheduling practices that have been denounced as...