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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • White House review of Veterans Administration finds 'corrosive culture'

    White House review of Veterans Administration finds 'corrosive culture'
    A scathing review of the scandal-plagued U.S. Veterans Administration found significant and chronic failures across the board at the agency and that a corrosive culture prevails, theWhite House said on Friday. The findings emerged after President Barack...
  • Winter Park commissioners voice support for VA Medical Center at Lake Baldwin

    Winter Park commissioners voice support for VA Medical Center at Lake Baldwin
    The Winter Park City Commission has thrown its support behind efforts to save the Veterans Administration Medical Clinic at Baldwin Park, which initially seemed to be at risk of shutting down once the federal government completes construction of a new...
  • The naked self-interest of the bureaucratic class

    For understandable reasons, the IRS scandal has largely focused on the political question of whether the White House deliberately targeted opponents. To date there's no evidence that it did. That's good for the president, but it may not be good for the...
  • As disability awards grow, so do concerns with veracity of PTSD claims

    As disability awards grow, so do concerns with veracity of PTSD claims
    The 49-year-old veteran explained that he suffered from paranoia in crowds, nightmares and unrelenting flashbacks from the Iraq war. He said he needed his handgun to feel secure and worried that he would shoot somebody. The symptoms were textbook post-...
  • How 'Choice Card' and $15B will help vets get care

    Veterans reading only headlines, hearing only sound bites, might have a few misconceptions about how Congress and the VA plan to use non-VA health-care providers to ensure more timely and convenient access to care. A magical-sounding item called a...
  • Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans

    Obamacare loses some of its campaign punch for Republicans
    Six months ago, a House Republican campaign official listed the top three issues that would propel the party's candidates to victory in the midterm election: "Obamacare, Obamacare, Obamacare." It was a strategy that worked well in 2010, when GOP...
  • VA still in no rush to provide benefits to veterans

    Some benefits claims from veterans are complicated and should take time for the government to resolve. I wouldn't count the claim filed by Carl Dean among them. Dean of Northampton was a jet mechanic at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland 1962-66. He...
  • Late push by House GOP produces a border bill (with bleak prospects)

    House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law. The last-minute push came as lawmakers were about to head into a...
  • Kaine, other lawmakers, praise passage of VA reform bill

    Reform legislation that targets the Department of Veterans Affairs has won praise from a bipartisan chorus in Virginia. Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, said he was especially pleased at the inclusion of a three-year pilot project allowing veterans to seek...
  • VA fails to acknowledge 'severity of problems,' new report says

    In another damning report on the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Special Counsel on Monday assailed the VA for failing to acknowledge the “severity of systemic problems” that have put patients at risk. Special Counsel Carolyn...
  • Reduce VA wait times in Md. [Letter]

    Reduce VA wait times in Md. [Letter]
    Throughout my decades in public office, I have always viewed our service to U.S. veterans and their families not only as a top priority but as an obligation. So I was disheartened, to say the least, to learn that veterans here in Maryland are waiting an...