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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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  • Slim chance to stop higher prescription co-pays

    When Congress reconvenes Nov. 12, opponents of billions of dollars in military compensation "reforms" sought by President Obama and the Joint Chiefs of Staff will have one final and narrow opportunity to derail the plans. Three significant compensation...
  • Abolish sovereign immunity

    Abolish sovereign immunity
    In the past few months, this country has been rocked by the unfolding horror story at dozens of veterans hospitals. There have been reports of veteran deaths due to malpractice, serious mismanagement at all levels of Veterans Affairs and the resignation,...
  • VA is critical to medicine and vets

    VA is critical to medicine and vets
    During preparation for my confirmation as secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), I was repeatedly asked, "Why doesn't VA just hand out vouchers allowing veterans to get care wherever they want?" For a department recovering from serious issues involving...
  • Dr. Joseph Nora, Chicago physician dies at 86

    Within two years of assuming the medical directorship of Chicago's Columbus Hospital in 1963, Dr. Joseph R. Nora helped establish the first intensive care and coronary care units in a community hospital setting in the Chicago area. He also saw the...
  • Mario Scavello will support veterans programs

    Mario Scavello will support veterans programs
    With the media revelations about mismanagement, lack of care, fraud and record destruction the Department of Veterans Affairs has been experiencing, I am worried about falling through the cracks. There should be alternative avenues available for...
  • Manchester Elks Lodge Collecting Clothes For Needy Veterans

    The Manchester Elks Lodge recently delivered a truckload of donated clothing to the veterans hospital in Newington and is planning a November clothing drive to bring in more items for needy veterans. Last month Manchester resident Gerry Gallo was...
  • Yellow cab offers free rides to the polls Nov. 4

    Yellow Cab will give senior citizens free rides to the polls Nov. 4 in Hampton and Newport News, the company said this week. The offer is open to any registered voter over 60 who doesn't have their own transportation to the polls, the company said....
  • VA 'Choice Card': Uncertainties swirl as deadline nears

    Congress last August gave the Department of Veteran Affairs 90 days to issue medical "Choice Cards" to 9.1 million veterans enrolled in VA care. The tight deadline of Nov. 5 won't be met, say representatives of major veteran organizations who attend...
  • Kuehl, Shriver each made their mark

    Kuehl, Shriver each made their mark
    For Bobby Shriver, homelessness has always been an issue close to his heart. He made it a central focus during his years on the Santa Monica City Council. But his dogged campaign alienated some would-be allies and, former colleagues say, ultimately made...
  • CDC is behind the Ebola curve [Letter]

    CDC is behind the Ebola curve [Letter]
    All Americans need to wake up. We have seen how government health care is corrupt at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, so why would you think another government health care agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is any better? We...
  • Thomas Nelson named top 5 in 'Best for Vets'

    Thomas Nelson Community College ranked fifth in the Military Times' Best for Vets Career and Technical Colleges listing. The rankings evaluated schools that responded to the military-orientated publication's survey of more than 100 questions and...