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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • How Can We Take Guns Out Of Deadly Equations?

    How Can We Take Guns Out Of Deadly Equations?
    Before day's end, 86 Americans who were alive yesterday will be dead from gun violence. One of us dies from a bullet every 17 minutes. That statistic lends a certain futility to the anguished plea of Richard Martinez: "Not one more!" He made this appeal...
  • Congressional leaders working on legislative compromise to fix the VA

    Seeking to overcome Congress' usual partisan wrangling, lawmakers from opposing parties huddled Wednesday to try to reach a compromise on a legislative response to the VA healthcare scandal. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Veterans...
  • Around Town: VA needs to be held accountable

    A week ago Wednesday, the Veterans Administration Inspector General issued an interim report stating that 1,700 veterans who sought treatment at the Phoenix VA were victims of the scandal. The names of the vets had been erased from the official waiting...
  • Veterans' wait times at El Paso VA are latest to come under scrutiny

    Veterans have been forced to wait more than two months on average for mental health treatment at the El Paso VA facility, and more than a third never received it, according to a survey released Wednesday as lawmakers in Washington worked to bridge...
  • Veterans Affairs chief resigns

    Veterans Affairs chief resigns
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned over a veterans healthcare delay scandal that has embarrassed the administration, explaining Shinseki did not want to be a "distraction" as the problem was...
  • Survey of El Paso VA highlights problems and possible solutions

    Survey of El Paso VA highlights problems and possible solutions
    Military veterans were forced to wait more than two months on average for mental health treatment at the El Paso VA, and more than a third never received it, according to survey results released Wednesday morning. U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas)...
  • VA healthcare crisis sparks competing solutions in Congress

    VA healthcare crisis sparks competing solutions in Congress
    As veterans’ healthcare moves to the top of the congressional agenda,  Democrats and Republicans are offering competing proposals to respond to the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Whether to expand the massive — and troubled...
  • Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls.

     Want better healthcare? Have doctors make house calls.
    I make house calls. Remember those? When a doctor came to your door with a black bag? You might think of this as a quaint vestige of prewar life, or a luxury for the exceptionally wealthy with their concierge doctors. But home care medicine, as it's now...
  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings

    WASHINGTON -- 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...
  • Feinstein asks VA chief to review wait times at California facilities

    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to immediately review wait times for appointments at VA facilities in California, citing reports of veterans facing waits of up to 90 days at Los Angeles and Long...
  • Negotiating with terrorists

    Euphoria over the Taliban's release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was quickly tempered by media reports that Bergdahl had abandoned his post and that his father made comments opposing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bergdahl's father tweeted, "I am still...