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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Long Waits For VA Health Care Rose Sharply In Connecticut

     Long Waits For VA Health Care Rose Sharply In Connecticut
    WASHINGTON — Since the scandal this spring over long wait times and cover-ups of poor performance at veterans' health facilities, there's been a sharp upturn in the number of Connecticut veterans who have waited more than 30 days to receive...
  • Commission interim report 'sets stage' for pay reform

    Commission Chairman Alphonso Maldon Jr., says the intent of the interim report is to present a "comprehensive resource tool" for understanding military compensation. A final report to President Obama and Congress is due next February. By Tom...
  • Years Home, Female Iraq Vets Endure The Wounds Of War

    Years Home, Female Iraq Vets Endure The Wounds Of War
    It's been nine years since Eunice Ramirez served in Iraq, but she still suffers from war wounds — post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, respiratory problems and frequent crying triggered by her memories. Suzanna Smaldone, who also returned...
  • Some skeptical of new plans to develop VA site at Fort Howard

    Some skeptical of new plans to develop VA site at Fort Howard
    Eighty-eight-year-old Alfred Clasing Jr. and his wife, Marie, had hoped to spend their final years at a retirement community for veterans at Fort Howard, part of a scenic Baltimore County peninsula that juts into the Chesapeake Bay. But a developer's...
  • Veteran dies in VA hospital while waiting 30 minutes for ambulance

    A veteran who collapsed in an Albuquerque Veterans Affairs hospital cafeteria this week died after waiting 30 minutes for an ambulance to transport him around the complex to the emergency room, officials confirmed Thursday. Witnesses said the...
  • Hampton VA shows continued progress in reducing wait times | Hampton Roads Recon

    The  Hampton VA Medical Center has shown progress in reducing wait times for new patients while at the same booking more appointments. An update released July 3rd depicts further marginal improvement. The Department of Veterans Affairs is releasing...
  • Martin Schram: Advice for the new VA secretary

    MEMO TO: Veterans Affairs Secretary-designate Robert A. McDonald RE: The VA's crisis is even worse than you think! Your good news is that the White House, Congress and Department of Veterans Affairs are no longer in denial about the reality that...
  • Free durable medical equipment -- pick up or donate

    Free durable medical equipment -- pick up or donate
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || ++++++++++++++++++++ || ++++++++++++++++++++ || ++++++++++++++++++++ || ++++++++++++++++++++ || ++++++++++++++++++++ || The Access Partnership Office has sent out this list of available equipment and the locations...
  • Sen. Warner likes new VA secretary nominee

     Sen. Mark Warner on Monday today applauded the nomination of former Procter & Gamble CEO and Army veteran Robert A. McDonald to serve as U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs:   “His military service and private sector management experience will...
  • FIU to train nurses in veteran-related care

    FIU to train nurses in veteran-related care
    The VA system may be best known for its problems these days, but Florida International University is about to become be part of a solution. FIU's College of Nursing and the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System have received more than $8 million in...
  • Military savers favoring 'Roth' TSP to build nest eggs

    Military savers discover special advantages a Roth-type Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) provides, given that their taxable income is dampened by tax-free allowances and periodic tax-exempt combat tours. By Tom Philpott Military savers are discovering the...