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  • Pressure grows in investigation of Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital

     U.S. Veterans Affairs officials were under mounting pressure Friday to find an interim head for the troubled VA medical center in Phoenix, a day after three hospital executives were placed on administrative leave amid a wide-reaching scandal brought on by whistle-blowers accusing the hospital of keeping a secret waiting list to hide delays in treatment.
  • Fixing VA mess could cost billions, complicating Congress talks

    The rush to fix the VA mess is running into an age-old Washington problem: where to find the money. Legislation to allow veterans facing long waits at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities to seek private healthcare could cost $50 billion or more...

    Congress boosts funding as investigation of VA widens

    Congress boosts funding as investigation of VA widens
    Stepping up Congress’ efforts to root out misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, lawmakers Thursday moved to boost funding for a nationwide investigation into whether VA employees covered up long waits for medical care and authorize...

    VA chief Eric Shinseki tells veterans he will work for their trust

    Facing calls from Capitol Hill for his resignation, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki sought to speak directly to veterans Thursday, pledging to redouble efforts to "earn your trust." If any allegations of staff falsifying records to conceal...

    VA says more veterans may use private medical services

    Under pressure to improve care, the Department of Veterans Affairs will allow more veterans to use private medical services to meet growing demands for healthcare, the department announced Saturday. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki said in...