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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • 'Outlandish bonus culture' at VA comes under attack in Congress

    'Outlandish bonus culture' at VA comes under attack in Congress
    An "outlandish bonus culture" pervades the Department of Veterans Affairs, with no senior manager receiving less than a fully satisfactory performance review last year despite problems, including long waits for patient care and cost overruns for...
  • Howard County health digest

    Look good, feel better This free program teaches beauty techniques to women with cancer to help them combat appearance-related side effects of treatment. Participants receive cosmetics donated by major manufacturers as well as instruction and suggestions...
  • Kirk blasts new VA directive

     Kirk blasts new VA directive
    Sen. Mark Kirk blasted a new directive from the acting head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday that requires veterans health officials to regularly review clinic scheduling practices, saying those responsible for the problems shouldn'...
  • Want to be popular? Don't become president

    Want to be popular? Don't become president
    Sometimes it’s hard to see why presidents want to wait around for a second term; that seems to be the point where it all goes to heck. Richard Nixon had Watergate; Ronald Reagan, Iran-Contra; Bill Clinton, impeachment; George W. Bush, Katrina and...
  • Fixing VA mess could cost billions, complicating Congress talks

    The rush to fix the VA mess is running into an age-old Washington problem: where to find the money. Legislation to allow veterans facing long waits at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to seek private healthcare could cost $50 billion or more...
  • Op-Ed: How a bill becomes a job

    When it comes to honoring the men and women who serve in America’s military, actions speak louder than words. California lawmakers now have a chance to express true appreciation by passing the state ban on single-use plastic bags, SB 270, and...
  • VA's acting chief tours Baltimore medical center

    VA's acting chief tours Baltimore medical center
    The acting secretary of veterans affairs said Tuesday that the agency would add more primary care physicians to the Maryland VA Health Care System to help reduce the long waits for veterans seeking appointments with doctors. Acting Secretary Sloan...
  • Facing Alzheimer's? Prepare for the financial punch now

    Bill and Nancy Frost started making financial plans to deal with Alzheimer's disease as quickly as they addressed the medical issues. Bill, 75, was still in the early stages of Alzheimer's after seven years, but he and Nancy, 73, knew that his health...
  • More details from audit of VA healthcare scandal expected Monday

    More details from audit of VA healthcare scandal expected Monday
    As the acting secretary of Veterans Affairs tries to assure congressmen that he is moving to address the VA healthcare scandal, his department is preparing to release more results of a nationwide audit of scheduling practices that have been denounced as...
  • Britain's NHS is a lesson for America's VA

    Britain's NHS is a lesson for America's VA
    President Barack Obama Wednesday replayed a familiar scenario when dealing with scandal, in this case delays for treatment, deaths, alleged cover-ups and other acts of malfeasance reported at Veterans Administration hospitals in the United States: first...