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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Amid probe, already retiring VA official announces 'resignation'

    Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki announced the resignation of a senior deputy on Friday, one day after both men testified before a Senate committee about new disclosures of mismanagement in the VA health system. Problem is, the...
  • Faces of VA healthcare: Patients and would-be whistle-blowers

    Growing evidence suggests the VA healthcare system has overworked physicians and schedulers who often hide how long patients must wait. Here are some stories of patients and would-be whistleblowers. Walter Burkhartsmeier A retired Navy veteran who did...
  • Howard County health digest

    Spiritual reflections The Retreat and Conference Center at Bon Secours offers spiritual enrichment programs at 1525 Marriottsville Road in Marriottsville. Information and registration: 410-442-1320. Dance classes Presented by Vantage House, a...
  • Time to clean house at Veterans Affairs

    They call him "No Drama Obama" for a reason. Most of the time, it's Professor Obama who meets with us White House reporters: notorious for showing no emotion and taking so long to answer questions that, by the time he stops talking, everybody forgets what...
  • Mikulski introduces measures to reform veterans' claims system, build Navy cybersecurity facility

    Mikulski introduces measures to reform veterans' claims system, build Navy cybersecurity facility
    The Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation Thursday to reduce a backlog in veterans' claims and build a $120 million cybersecurity training facility at the Naval Academy. The measures are part of a $72 billion bill that funds Veterans...
  • San Pedro development will give female veterans a place to call home

    San Pedro development will give female veterans a place to call home
    One of the first housing projects in the country focused on female veterans facing homelessness is nearing completion on a breezy San Pedro hilltop overlooking a butterfly preserve. Volunteers of America is spending $15 million converting family housing...
  • 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...
  • Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA healthcare system

    Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA healthcare system
    Three years ago Edward Laird, a 76-year-old Navy veteran, noticed two small blemishes on his nose. His doctor at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix ordered a biopsy, but month after month, as the blemishes grew larger, Laird couldn't get an...
  • Congress turns up heat over VA allegations

    Congress turns up heat over VA allegations
    As Congress stepped up efforts Thursday to get to the bottom of the allegations of substandard healthcare services at Veterans Affairs facilities, a Senate committee provided funds for a nationwide investigation and a House panel authorized a subpoena...
  • White House: Obama 'madder than hell' about veterans care scandal

    With pressure mounting over the Veterans Affairs scandal, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Obama was "madder than hell" over allegations of inadequate medical care for veterans. But while McDonough voiced...
  • Obama on Veterans Affairs scandal: 'I will not stand for it'

    Obama on Veterans Affairs scandal: 'I will not stand for it'
    President Barack Obama expressed anger on Wednesday about delays in care for wounded U.S. veterans, saying he will begin next week to get answers from investigations into what went wrong and who to hold accountable. "When I hear allegations of...