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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms

    Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms
    Showing rare bipartisan spirit, Congress is advancing legislation to address veterans' health care in the wake of Monday's report that highlighted problems in Virginia and around the country. In the House on Tuesday, members voted 421-0 to allow...
  • Hampton VA Medical Center reveals wait lists

    Hampton VA Medical Center reveals wait lists
    The Hampton VA Medical Center released a letter, late Friday, about wait times at the facility amid an ongoing national scandal roiling the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. The letter from director Michael H. Dunfee, posted after...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Asthma camp for children The Baltimore Washington Medical Center will sponsor "Camp Airways" from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 4-8 at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church, 611 Baltimore & Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. The camp, for children ages six to 12, will...
  • Outrage is insufficient

    American service members who fought their way through the streets of Fallujah or faced enemy fire in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan deserve better than the Veterans Affairs health systems. The extended delays for care, secret waiting lists and...
  • Veterans with 30-day-plus waits will have private options, VA says

    On the eve of what is likely to be a heated congressional hearing on VA healthcare, the Department of  Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that it would offer veterans facing waits of more than 30 days for appointments the option of seeking private...
  • Around Town: Younger generation will soon take charge

    A baby is born. A teen graduates from high school. A parent retires. A grandparent dies. There are generational shifts that occur every day. Then there are shifts that occur once a decade, when the balance of power shifts from one generation to another....
  • Durbin meets with VA secretary over schedule woes in Illinois

    Durbin meets with VA secretary over schedule woes in Illinois
    On the same day the Senate passed a bill that would provide additional support to the troubled Veterans Affairs department, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he was impressed with the acting VA secretary’s answers on how long wait times and alleged...
  • Congress bears much of the blame for VA's failures

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Tuesday, June 10: Eric Shinseki resigned as VA secretary in light of deception at several VA hospitals as some veterans died waiting for care that never came. The U.S. Senate last week...
  • Film Review: 'I Am I'

    "I Am I" is a middling dramedy starring writer-director Jocelyn Towne as a woman who discovers that her long-lost biological father is not only living nearby, but also in an amnesia-induced past where he insists she is her own recently deceased mother....
  • U.S. has lost credibility around the world [Letter]

    U.S. has lost credibility around the world [Letter]
    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary ("'No soldier left behind,'" June 8) contains some untruths that need to be questioned. His description, "the U.S. military, the greatest force for good on planet Earth," is an outdated notion that demonstrates he is...
  • Treatment at Hines VA Hospital leads veteran to shift all health care to there

    My experience for the past 10 years at Hines VA Hospital has been excellent. I especially appreciate hospital staff members' efforts at prevention of more serious complications of problems if left untreated. I am enrolled in the Health Buddy Program....