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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • 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...
  • The latest on the VA scandal, including statement from VA secretary

     
    As of Thursday, the number of veterans health facilities under investigation in the expanding probe into accusations that medical centers delayed treatments to vets and fudged waiting lists had risen to 29. Are any facilities in Pennsylvania on that list?...
  • 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...
  • More accusations of VA mismanagement

     
    The VA doesn't need more bad news. But it got some anyway in an audit released Thursday that questioned the agency's "financial stewardship" and projects it could pay $371 million in improper benefits over the next five years if it......
  • 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...
  • 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 His description, "the U.S. military, the greatest force for good on planet Earth," is an outdated notion that demonstrates he is...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....
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...