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  • Veterans with 30-day-plus waits will have private options, VA says

    On the eve of what is likely to be a heated congressional hearing on VA healthcare, the Department of  Veterans Affairs announced Tuesday that it would offer veterans facing waits of more than 30 days for appointments the option of seeking private healthcare.
  • VA probe into wait times expands amid new calls for Shinseki to resign

    VA probe into wait times expands amid new calls for Shinseki to resign
    An investigation of medical care at Veterans Affairs facilities has found "systemic" problems and "manipulation" of waiting lists, prompting new calls for VA Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. "We are finding that inappropriate scheduling practices...

    House Veterans Affairs hearing on healthcare inquiry turns testy

    House Veterans Affairs hearing on healthcare inquiry turns testy
    Veterans Affairs officials came in for a bipartisan tongue-lashing Wednesday night from the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, with lawmakers accusing the VA of "stonewalling" requests for documents pertinent to the investigation into long wait times...

    Fixing VA mess could cost billions, complicating Congress talks

    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...

    Congressional leaders working on legislative compromise to fix the VA

    Congressional leaders working on legislative compromise to fix the VA
    Seeking to overcome Congress' usual partisan wrangling, lawmakers from opposing parties huddled Wednesday to try to reach a compromise on a legislative response to the VA healthcare scandal. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate Veterans...