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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Wilkes-Barre VA medical center undergoes audit

    The veterans medical center in Wilkes-Barre provides a clean, safe care environment overall but stands to improve in some areas, including care of stroke victims, according to an audit released this week. The inspector general for the Department of...
  • Gruber flap reopens not-so-old wounds

    I understand we've turned the page to the next controversy -- Obama's unconstitutional immigration pander -- but I'd like to dwell a little longer on the previous travesty. Obama administration health-care consultant Jonathan Gruber was discovered to...
  • Credit insurance can be hard to find for older home buyers

    Q: My neighbor told me about a clause to be added at the time of signing to buy a house. It would pay off the remaining mortgage in case of death of a spouse. We are buying a house through a Veteran's Administration (VA) loan for $350,000 and we are...
  • Will new Congress intensify partisan strife?

    WASHINGTON -- With barely a week to go before another government shutdown could be upon us, the Republican leaders in Congress vow it won't happen this time. They have been huddling over ways to avert it, while other congressional Republicans plot other...
  • Catalogue of woes puts Washington in the doldrums

    WASHINGTON -- Baseball lore recalls that legendary manager Casey Stengel, when running the hapless 1962 New York Mets, forlornly asked his charges: "Can't anybody here play this game?" It's an appropriate question right now in the nation's capital...
  • Wait times at Allentown VA clinic longer than average

    Wait times at Allentown VA clinic longer than average
    Some veterans waited longer than average to see their doctor at the Allentown veterans clinic last year, according to an audit released this week. Patients at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility on Hamilton Boulevard were able to get primary care...
  • We're not getting the federal government we deserve

     We're not getting the federal government we deserve
    Whatever happened to good old American know-how? The nation that invented modern management seems to be suffering a crisis of competence. The Secret Service can't protect the White House. Public health authorities can't get their arms around a one-man...
  • VA scandal offer Obama's critics yet more ammunition

    WASHINGTON -- The developing furor over waiting times for military veterans needing critical care for war wounds and trauma is a particular political dilemma for President Obama. It comes in the midst of his central effort to shift the nation's agenda...
  • Jim Webb is just the leader to fix broken VA

    Let's hope the situation at the Department of Veterans Affairs gets just a little bit worse. Not dying worse, but enough to stir President Barack Obama to forceful action. For Obama, a crisis isn't a terrible thing to waste but a hard thing to feel. He's...
  • More bumbling at the VA

    More bumbling at the VA
    The growing veterans health care scandal continues to dominate the headlines, with a preliminary report Wednesday confirming that veterans faced significant delays getting care at a veterans hospital in Phoenix. But that's not the only problem within...
  • Shinseki resigns, which won't help

    Shinseki resigns, which won't help
    The resignation of Eric Shinseki strikes me as inevitable, politically necessary and largely irrelevant if not counterproductive. Once the troubles in the Department of Veterans Affairs blew up into a major scandal, the administration's critics, Democrats...