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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Kevin Hunt: She Wants TSA To Pay For Missing Luggage Lock, Damage

    Kevin Hunt: She Wants TSA To Pay For Missing Luggage Lock, Damage
    Lou Ann Naples of Old Saybrook, a frequent traveler, says she never checks her baggage at an airport without securing it with a Tumi lock recognized by the Transportation Security Administration. When she picked up her luggage at Southwest Florida...
  • Medication errors may be common after hospital discharge

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - More than half of heart patients in a new U.S. study made mistakes taking their medications or misunderstood instructions given to them after being discharged from the hospital. Those with the lowest "health literacy" were...
  • Two Pa. congressmen keep pressure on VA

    Two Pennsylvania congressmen on Thursday released pictures they say show boxes of mail that went unanswered for years at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Regional Office. In a letter sent to a top VA official, U.S. Reps. Patrick Meehan (R., Delaware)...
  • U.S. hearing aid sales gain 6 percent in June, led by veterans: data

    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The U.S. hearing aid market grew 6 percent year-on-year in June, driven by an increase in sales to Veterans Affairs (VA), a government program for military veterans, data from Bernstein Research showed on Friday. U.S. sales can...
  • Stop the presses! The VA is doing something to make life easier for veterans' families

     
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a lot of problems, and I've shared many of them with you. When it does something right it's only fair that I also pass that along, and it's making a change that will......
  • With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply

     With U.S. encouragement, VA disability claims rise sharply
    As Malvin Espinosa prepared to retire from the Army in 2011, a Veterans Affairs counselor urged him to apply for disability pay. List all your medical problems, the counselor said. Espinosa, a mechanic at Ft. Lee in Virginia, had never considered...
  • Start at the top

    President Barack Obama has called it "our sacred honor" to provide health care to our military veterans, but it is an obligation we have failed to uphold. The Department of Veterans Affairs is a broken agency where chronic mismanagement has impeded the...
  • 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...
  • Acting head of VA says agency needs $17.6 billion to fix problems

    The Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion in additional funds over the next three years to meet patients’ needs and fix the troubled agency’s problems, its acting director said Wednesday. Testifying for the first time on Capitol...
  • Another black eye for the reeling VA

    Another black eye for the reeling VA
    A new scandal affecting how veterans are treated is hitting close to home. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs regional benefits processing center in Philadelphia, which decides claims from veterans in the Lehigh Valley, inappropriately changed...
  • Who is really to blame for scandal at the VA?

    In February, the George W. Bush Institute held a seminar on post-9-11 veterans. How appropriate. Washington again has gone political over a failure of government — excessive wait times for veterans' health care and deciding vets' disability...