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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...
  • Trouble at the VA

    Trouble at the VA
    Sen. Bernie Sanders had a good quote the other day in case you missed it: "If you can't afford to take care of your veterans, then don't go to war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about. We have a moral obligation to support them." I...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 is failing its veterans [Letter]

    VA is failing its veterans [Letter]
    In the past few days, we have seen horror stories about the lack of treatment given to our veterans at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. And once again, it's a system that continues to be broken and nothing is being done to resolve it. Just...
  • Fix the VA

    Fix the VA
    That we ask and expect men and women to serve our country in the most demanding ways possible and then turn our backs on them when they return is unconscionable. Our veterans have earned our care and support. ("Growing evidence points to systemic troubles...
  • 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...
  • Obama defends VA chief, says he 'will not stand' for misconduct

    Obama defends VA chief, says he 'will not stand' for misconduct
    President Obama said Wednesday he “will not stand” for misconduct and mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs, but defended his VA chief as dedicated to fixing the troubled the agency. Secretary Eric K. Shinseki has “been a...
  • VA's troubles deep-rooted [Editorial]

    VA's troubles deep-rooted  [Editorial]
    The recent revelations of continued problems at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — most associated with a backlog of disability claims — are a huge embarrassment for the Obama administration. The nation's veterans deserve better, and...