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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • VA chief: 'Tens of thousands' more medical staff needed

    The Department of Veterans Affairs needs "tens of thousands" more personnel working in VA hospitals and clinics to meet patient demand, the new VA secretary, Robert "Bob" McDonald, told lawmakers Tuesday at a hearing of the Senate Veterans Affairs...
  • Since 1925, vets have found healing, camaraderie in Wisconsin camp

    LAKE TOMAHAWK, Wis. It's not a hospital or clinic, but a lot of healing is done here. Perched between two lakes in northern Wisconsin, bucolic Camp American Legion opened in 1925 as a respite for wounded and disabled World War I soldiers. Nine decades...
  • Veterans Affairs to expand, improve services in San Diego

     The newly-named secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced several moves Monday meant to improve service to veterans seeking care from the VA system in San Diego. The moves were announced during a visit by VA Secretary Robert...
  • C-HIT: Schwartz Confirmed As New VA Assistant Secretary

    C-HIT: Schwartz Confirmed As New VA Assistant Secretary
    After months of delays, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed state Veterans Affairs Commissioner Linda Schwartz as the new Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Policy and Planning in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  Schwartz, 69, a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Americas selective libertarianism [Commentary]

    Americas selective libertarianism [Commentary]
    There's an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. And by that measure, writer Robert Draper had more than he needed to declare a new "libertarian moment" in American politics. In a New York Times Magazine cover...
  • Public agency serves vets better: Front Burner

    In his second inaugural address in 1865, Abraham Lincoln urged the nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free health care to more than 6.2 million...
  • NO: Public agency serves vets better than the private market

    In 1865, Abraham Lincoln urged the nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free health care to more than 6.2 million veterans, at over 1,700 hospitals,...
  • Obama signs bill with more money for VA care

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama signed a bill into law Thursday designed to restore trust in the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs following a national uproar over long waits and poor care at veterans' hospitals and clinics across the nation....
  • Obama tells veterans better mental health care on the way

    CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama sought to make amends with veterans on Tuesday, announcing steps to expand their access to mental health care and an initiative with financial companies to lower home loan costs for military families. The...