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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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  • Stop the presses! The VA is doing something to make life easier for veterans' families

     
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a lot of problems, and I've shared many of them with you. When it does something right it's only fair that I also pass that along, and it's making a change that will......
  • Chester Nez, last of WWII's original Navajo code talkers, dies at 93

    If Chester Nez dared to use his Navajo language in school, punishment was swift and literally distasteful. He had to scrub his tongue with a toothbrush and wash out his mouth with bitter soap. So he was intrigued when recruiters from the U.S. Marines...
  • Democrats lop off Shinseki's head to save their own

    The ritual of the severed political head is by definition a theatrical business. Once the head is tossed in the dust at the feet of those who loudly demanded it, they say they really didn't want it. The chief head lopper never holds his work by the...
  • Vet miffed over scheduling mix-up at Allentown clinic

    The Wilkes-Barre veterans hospital and its related clinics, including Allentown, scored well in last week's report that examined whether veterans are waiting too long for medical care. That doesn't mean, though, that every veteran gets seen without...
  • 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....
  • Obama accepts Veterans Affairs chief Shinseki's resignation with 'regret'

    Obama accepts Veterans Affairs chief Shinseki's resignation with 'regret'
    Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned on Friday following a meeting with President Barack Obama that came amid a firestorm of outrage over delays in medical care for U.S. veterans. Shortly after the private White House session,...
  • As Obama meeting nears, Shinseki apologizes in VA healthcare scandal

    As Obama meeting nears, Shinseki apologizes in VA healthcare scandal
    As he prepared to meet with President Obama later in the day, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki on Friday offered an apology and accepted responsibility for the healthcare scandal surrounding the agency. "I can't explain the lack of...
  • 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...
  • Mental illness and guns have created a national epidemic

    Before day's end, 86 Americans who were alive yesterday will be dead from gun violence. One of us dies from a bullet every 17 minutes. That statistic lends a certain futility to the anguished plea of Richard Martinez: "Not one more!" He made this...
  • 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...
  • Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms

    Virginia lawmakers back VA reforms
    Showing rare bipartisan spirit, Congress is advancing legislation to address veterans' health care in the wake of Monday's report that highlighted problems in Virginia and around the country. In the House on Tuesday, members voted 421-0 to allow...