| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Three employees who complained about the troubled Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix have reached settlements with the scandal-scarred federal agency that runs the health system for veterans, it was announced Monday.
The employees were among the first...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Grim headlines this spring that American veterans were losing lives not on the battlefield, but in waiting rooms of hospitals run by the Department of Veterans Affairs dominated the headlines, and likely angered Florida's 1.5 million vets.
| Aug 26, 2014
| 7:49 PM
On the same day President Obama pledged to regain veterans’ trust, Department of Veterans Affairs investigators reported that they had been unable to prove that delays in medical care caused any deaths at the VA medical center in Phoenix,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:58 PM
— The Hampton VA Medical Center has worked to aggressively train its appointment schedulers after an internal audit showed only 50 percent of those surveyed knew the correct way to enter key information into the system.
Michael Dunfee, the center'...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
When it passed legislation to fix the troubled Veterans Affairs Department, Congress managed to do two things lawmakers have often vowed to avoid: create a new benefit program and fail to pay for it.
The $16.3-billion measure, which President Obama...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 12:53 PM
President Obama signed a $16.3 billion measure Thursday intended to clear the backlog of U.S. military veterans seeking care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities.
The new law represent an unusually rapid response, and a rare increase...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:39 PM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald spoke Saturday at the National Disabled American Veterans convention in Las Vegas, his first such address to vets since taking over the agency last month.
“Over these next several months, I am going to...
| Aug 11, 2014
We all know how Washington crises usually unfold. A problem erupts. Politicians trample each other to express outrage and allocate blame. Scapegoats are sacrificed, legislation emerges and money gets appropriated. And then the issue fades from view....
| Jun 8, 2014
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...
| May 18, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Three years ago Edward Laird, a 76-year-old Navy veteran, noticed two small blemishes on his nose. His doctor at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix ordered a biopsy, but month after month, as the blemishes grew larger, Laird couldn't get an...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:12 PM
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....