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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Prostate cancer month events, resources

    Prostate cancer month events, resources
    A selection of events, resources and medical institutions. Events Free prostate screening 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Good Health Center at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, 5601 Loch Raven Blvd., Baltimore. Registration is required. To make an...
  • U.S. hearing aid sales dip in August

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - U.S. hearing aid sales dipped in August from a year ago, as a drop in the private market was cushioned by sales to army veterans, data from the Hearing Industries Association showed on Thursday. Switzerland's Sonova, Danish...
  • Veterans voice VA frustration during town hall in Hampton

    Veterans voice VA frustration during town hall in Hampton
    HAMPTON — An Air Force veteran blasted Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director Michael Dunfee during a town hall meeting Wednesday night for not directly addressing questions and concerns from a group of about 50 veterans. "I've heard...
  • Governor's health-care reform includes promise to veterans

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's health-care expansion plan announced on Monday vows to improve veterans' access to care. Step eight of the 10-point plan says the state will "take full advantage" of federal legislation earmarking $10 billion for veterans to seek...
  • Badly needed veterans home sits half empty; no kitchen is a problem

    Badly needed veterans home sits half empty; no kitchen is a problem
    In June of 2010, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger stood on the grounds of the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus and dedicated the $253-million home for veterans. "One of our greatest obligations to our veterans is making sure that each and every...
  • Lameness of Congress' post-election session could hinge on results

    WASHINGTON There's no "fiscal cliff" or global financial crisis for this year's post-election lame-duck session, but that doesn't mean it will be easy. Lawmakers will be faced with a couple of old favorites: another extension of government funding and...
  • Gov. McAuliffe rolls out 10-point health care plan, says it will help 200,000

    Gov. McAuliffe rolls out 10-point health care plan, says it will help 200,000
    RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe rolled out a 10-point plan Monday to leverage more federal money for health care in Virginia, but he stopped far short of any unilateral attempt to expand Medicaid. Instead the McAuliffe administration will tweak...
  • Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced sweeping 10-point plan to expand healthcare to 200,000 Virginians

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced sweeping 10-point  plan to expand healthcare to 200,000 Virginians
    Monday, Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians. This plan includes authorizations of four emergency regulations, one executive order, and innovative and creative solutions to...
  • Understanding new 'in-state' tuition ceiling on GI Bill

    Perhaps the first thing veterans using GI Bill education benefits should understand about new "in-state tuition" protection that Congress approved last month is that it won't take effect for another year, by fall semester 2015. That delay will give...
  • FHA to ban lenders from charging extra interest payments on mortgages

    Hundreds of thousands of home sellers have had their pockets picked at closings during the last decade: They've been charged interest on their mortgages after their principal debts had been fully paid off. This practice, endorsed by a federal agency,...
  • Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

    Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable
    Jack Behunin received welcome news last year from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Due to war-related medical conditions, he was being declared unfit to work, boosting his tax-free monthly disability compensation from $1,850 to $3,000. Not that he...