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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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Top U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Improve the level of care for veterans and reduce costs

    I am a Vietnam veteran and have been receiving excellent medical support and care from Hines VA Hospital for more than 10 years. My follow-up appointments are computer-generated, and I receive notices by mail. My care-giver is responsive and has always...
  • Hampton VA gets mixed results in audit

    The Hampton VA Medical Center received mixed grades Monday in a nationwide audit from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The center's director said he was pleased with grades on quality of care while conceding much work remains to improve patient wait...
  • Medical pot, VA, and Hillary: Letters

    Medical pot: yay or nay? Beth Kassab, in her Tuesday column "Politics coloring medical marijuana debate in Florida," dismisses the notion of "Reefer Madness"-redux in the first line, but then proceeds to make an argument that can only be described as...
  • Waiting times at a VA near you

    Are you a veteran trying to get a primary care appointment at a Veterans Affairs hospital for the first time? In Honolulu, you'll wait an average of 145 days -- longer than anywhere else in the country. The shortest average wait is 12 days, in Bedford,...
  • Drop suit, back realistic VA reform efforts: Editorial

    Drop suit, back realistic VA reform efforts: Editorial
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs deserves every bit of the beating it's been taking lately. VA hospitals across the country, including in Florida, are under investigation for maintaining secret waiting lists for patients. The lists allegedly...
  • VA audit: Around 100,000 veterans waiting for care

    VA audit: Around 100,000 veterans waiting for care
    More than 100,000 veterans are experiencing waits of more than 90 days for appointments at medical centers run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to an internal audit released by the troubled agency on Monday. The survey revealed...
  • VA audit sparks outrage in Congress over long waits for medical care

    A new audit that finds 57,000 veterans have waited more than three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities sparked more  outrage Monday on Capitol Hill even as the VA inspector general said its investigation has widened to include...
  • VA audit shows waits of 90-plus days across U.S.; times vary in L.A.

    Some 57,000 veterans have waited more than 90 days for an  appointment at a VA facility, according to a nationwide audit released hours before a  congressional committee is due to put Veterans Affairs officials through another round of grilling on Capitol...
  • New audit of VA finds 3-month waits for medical appointments

    More than 57,000 veterans have waited at least three months for an appointment at Veterans Affairs facilities, according to a new audit that sparked further outrage Monday on Capitol Hill. "It makes me sick knowing that our returned warriors are subject...
  • Hines hospital, 4 other Illinois VA facilities cited in patient-access audit

    Hines hospital, 4 other Illinois VA facilities cited in patient-access audit
    A suburban Veterans Affairs hospital where widespread scheduling misconduct has been alleged was among dozens of facilities flagged for “further review“ in a federal audit released Monday. The national investigation of the veterans health...
  • Veterans frustrated by long delays in opening of new VA hospitals

    It was a day of shiny shovels and high hopes on that hot August morning in 2009. Politicians and dignitaries beamed at the cameras and congratulated themselves for finally breaking ground on a new medical facility dedicated to veterans, at the time...