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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Tammy Duckworth pregnant, expecting girl in December

    Tammy Duckworth pregnant, expecting girl in December
    Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War amputee, announced Monday that she is pregnant and is due in early December. Duckworth, 46, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates running for her second term in the House, is expecting a girl,...
  • Campaigning Warner visits vets in Gloucester

    GLOUCESTER – Senator Mark Warner told a group of veterans in Gloucester Monday that both the health care system and culture of the Veterans Administration needed to change, but it wouldn't be an easy fix. "We have a messed-up system," he said. "I'...
  • Will VA hospitals be ready in the future?

    I joined Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Administration Hospital in Cook County as a resident on July 1, 1971, and retired June 30, 2013. When I joined, building 200 (the main building at Hines) had 1,500 beds that were fully occupied. The occupants were...
  • VA hospitals need more than just money

    I’m a disabled Vietnam veteran and have been receiving services from Veterans Affairs for years.  It’s very obvious that the change in the VA needs to be focused on improvements of many of its providers. The cure is not just adding a lot of...
  • VA director: 'Oscar the Grouch' training materials depicted grouchy employees, not veterans

    VA director: 'Oscar the Grouch' training materials depicted grouchy employees, not veterans
    A top Veterans Affairs administrator in Philadelphia insisted Wednesday that the photos of Oscar the Grouch peppered on its internal training materials weren't meant to depict cranky veterans. Instead, Director Diana Rubens said, the image of the crass...
  • Virginia politics: Sen. Warner opens Hampton Roads office

    Virginia politics: Sen. Warner opens Hampton Roads office
    Maybe it was the 1980s-era software he saw at the Hampton VA hospital, maybe the four-mile traffic jam heading into the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, but when Sen. Mark Warner came to open his Hampton campaign office, his inner policy wonk was in full...
  • VA inquiry stops short of linking deaths to delays in care in Phoenix

    On the same day President Obama pledged to regain veterans’ trust, Department of Veterans Affairs investigators reported that they had been unable to prove that delays in medical care caused any deaths at the VA medical center in Phoenix,...
  • Obama tells American Legion he's working to regain veterans' trust

    President Obama said Tuesday that he is working to “regain the trust” of the nation’s veterans by improving their access to quality healthcare and education as he struggles to recover from a scandal that thrust the beleaguered Department...
  • Civilian doctor networks to backstop VA primary care too

    More than two decades ago, when a shrinking military health-care system saw patient demand exceed its capacity to deliver timely care, particularly for a burgeoning retiree population, the Department of Defense contracted with the private sector to...
  • Frustrated Sen. Warner: Lack of clarity in VA data

    HAMPTON — A private briefing Friday at the Hampton VA Medical Center left Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., "a little confused and frustrated" with how the national agency reports data at its individual facilities. He referred to a recent audit that...
  • Esty Receives Backing of National Veterans Group

    U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty's reelection effort is a getting a boost from a non-partisan national veterans publication. Veterans Vision, which is published by the Center for American Homeless Veterans, cited Esty's advocacy on behalf of veterans. The...