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Eric Shinseki

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  • Hampton VA gets mixed results in audit

    The Hampton VA Medical Center received mixed grades Monday in a nationwide audit from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The center's director said he was pleased with grades on quality of care while conceding much work remains to improve patient wait...
  • VA audit sparks outrage in Congress over long waits for medical care

    A new audit that finds 57,000 veterans have waited more than three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities sparked more  outrage Monday on Capitol Hill even as the VA inspector general said its investigation has widened to include...
  • VA audit shows waits of 90-plus days across U.S.; times vary in L.A.

    Some 57,000 veterans have waited more than 90 days for an  appointment at a VA facility, according to a nationwide audit released hours before a  congressional committee is due to put Veterans Affairs officials through another round of grilling on Capitol...
  • New audit of VA finds 3-month waits for medical appointments

    More than 57,000 veterans have waited at least three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities, according to a new audit that sparked further outrage Monday on Capitol Hill. "It makes me sick knowing that our returned warriors are subject...
  • Hines hospital, 4 other Illinois VA facilities cited in patient-access audit

    Hines hospital, 4 other Illinois VA facilities cited in patient-access audit
    A suburban Veterans Affairs hospital where widespread scheduling misconduct has been alleged was among dozens of facilities flagged for “further review“ in a federal audit released Monday. The national investigation of the veterans health...
  • Veterans frustrated by long delays in opening of new VA hospitals

    It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time...
  • Bete noire McCain keeps Obama's feet to the fire

    WASHINGTON--Sen. John McCain, whose failed challenge to Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election still rankles fellow Republicans, is back in harness as his party's chief Obama scold and bête noire. The administration's decision to swap that...
  • At the VA, follow the money

    Our veterans deserve good and prompt medical care, just as the rest of us do. Donald Moynihan's Op-Ed article, however, reveals disturbing information. ("The problem at the VA: 'Performance perversity,'" Opinion, June 1) First, Moynihan reveals a pay...
  • Veterans trump gridlock [Editorial]

    Veterans trump gridlock  [Editorial]
    Problems in the Department of Veterans Affairs' medical system have been years in the making, and it's shameful that it took a scandal like the one now engulfing the department to prompt Congress to act. But the bi-partisan deal announced Thursday by...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]

    Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]
    President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding the knife. The...
  • Senators reach bipartisan deal on veterans' healthcare

    Senators reach bipartisan deal on veterans' healthcare
    Key senators announced on Thursday a bipartisan proposal to address a crisis in veterans' healthcare, seeking quick action on a scandal that embarrassed the Obama administration and angered lawmakers who are strong advocates for veterans. The...