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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Government audit finds improper behavior at Philadelphia Veterans Affairs facility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Veterans Affairs officials in Philadelphia acted improperly when subordinates were charged money to attend a work-related party featuring psychic readings, resulting in personal profits for the spouse of one official,...
  • Marco Rubio: New VA hospital a milestone but agency needs more work

    Marco Rubio: New VA hospital a milestone but agency needs more work
    This week, the doors opened at the long awaited Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center on the Lake Nona campus. This was a welcome occasion for veterans throughout Central Florida, who will now be cared for in this new state-of-the-art hospital....
  • Sen. Warner: Hampton VA to get outside help

    Sen. Warner: Hampton VA to get outside help
    At Sen. Mark R. Warner's request, a Veterans Affairs strike team will visit the Hampton VA Medical Center, where wait times for primary care patients continue to be longer than the national average. The move was announced in a letter Thursday from...
  • Savvy Senior: Home improvement assistance programs for seniors

    Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any financial assistance programs or other resources that can help seniors with home improvement projects? I would like to help my 86-year-old father make a few modifications to his house so he can live there as long as...
  • Community Digest: 'Run From the Cops' for a good cause

    Gurnee Fundraiser: Run From the Cops will be held June 6 at Gurnee Police Department, 100 N. O'Plaine Road. The majority of the course will be on the Des Plaines River Trail. This is a collaborative effort between Gurnee Fraternal Order of Police Social...
  • Mismanagement at Philly VA impeding service to veterans, audit says

    Mismanagement at Philly VA impeding service to veterans, audit says
    I was anticipating that a nearly yearlong audit of the veterans benefits processing center in Philadelphia, which handles claims from the Lehigh Valley, would reveal a pitiful operation. Just the anecdotal accounts I've heard from local veterans and...
  • VA employee says he was fired after warning of hospital cost

    VA employee says he was fired after warning of hospital cost
    A whistleblower said he was fired by the Veterans Affairs Department after warning of cost overruns at the Denver VA hospital, prompting a rebuke Wednesday from members of Congress who questioned why higher-ranking executives haven't been punished. VA...
  • Replace the Veterans Health Administration with veterans insurance

    Replace the Veterans Health Administration with veterans insurance
    About a year ago, the scandal surrounding the deaths of veterans waiting for care from the Veterans Health Administration finally publicly exposed the VA's ineptitude. Since then, Congress conducted inquiries, the FBI commenced investigations, the...
  • VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for veterans' care

    VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for veterans' care
    A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists — and months after the Department of Veterans Affairs instituted major reforms — government data shows that the number...
  • CFPB sanctions Inland Empire home lender over allegedly deceptive ads

    A Rancho Cucamonga mortgage lender has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle accusations by federal regulators that its advertising deceived consumers into believing that the company was affiliated with the U.S. government. The Consumer Financial...
  • Delays persist for veterans seeking medical care

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs failed to meet its goal for thousands of Maryland VA medical providers to schedule appointments on time during the period between Aug. 1 and Feb. 28, according to data the government gave The Associated Press....