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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • VA Secretary Robert McDonald makes another visit to Ohio

    U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald is continuing his visits to VA medical facilities across the country with a stop in Ohio's capital. McDonald was expected Tuesday to meet with veterans and employees at the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory...
  • Kaine, commerce secretary talk Pacific trade with Va. businesses

    Kaine, commerce secretary talk Pacific trade with Va. businesses
    U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker expressed optimism Monday that long negotiations over a new trade pact with Pacific Rim countries would take major steps forward this year. A measure granting President Barack Obama "fast...
  • Caution flag up on more easing of VA 'Choice Card' usage

    An actuarial firm under contract to the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that allowing veterans who live more than 40 miles from needed VA health care to use private sector care instead could balloon VA health-care costs by as much as $46...
  • Veterans hospital in Canandaigua to get $309M makeover

    The Canandaigua Veterans Affairs Medical Center is slated for a $309 million makeover, starting this fall. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (http://on.rocne.ws/1DOY2aN ) reports that the renovation project is a result of a years-long national...
  • Howard County health digest

    Wellness classes Howard County General Hospital will offer the following wellness classes. Unless otherwise listed classes will be held at the HCGH Wellness Center, 10710 Charter Drive, Suite 100, Columbia. •Essentials in babysitting. Learn to...
  • Lawmakers urge quick resolution to Veterans Affairs review

    Two Pennsylvania congressmen are expressing concern about delays in a government investigation into widespread mismanagement of disability claims at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' office in Philadelphia, saying the full findings are long...
  • VA to relinquish control of Denver hospital construction

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will take over construction management at the new Denver veterans hospital amid an internal investigation into how the project ran $1 billion over budget, the Veterans Affairs Department said Thursday. VA Deputy Secretary...
  • Ex-troops with highest suicide risk often don't qualify for mental care

    Ex-troops with highest suicide risk often don't qualify for mental care
    The largest study to date of recent military and veteran suicides has identified two high-risk groups of former troops who are generally ineligible for the psychiatric care afforded to all others who served: those forced out of the military for misconduct...
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: March 31 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer, on VA transparency: This recent call came as a surprise. The Observer had requested records on the use of painkillers by Department of Veterans Affairs...
  • Tomah VA medical director says he'll use probes as blueprint

    The former director of a veterans' hospital in Madison inherited a far higher-profile challenge last month when he moved to a similar position at an embattled Tomah facility currently under investigation for overprescribing narcotics. John Rohrer was...
  • Claims court convenes on campus to teach William and Mary law school students

    Claims court convenes on campus to teach William and Mary law school students
    In 1969, Clyde McKinney Jr. entered the Navy after passing a series of tests, including a routine exam showed his hearing fell below normal standards. Forty-six years later, that blip on his record is at the center of a fight over disability benefits....