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Veterans Affairs

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Top Veterans Affairs Articles

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  • Federal auditors visit Hines VA amid reports of secret waiting lists

    Federal auditors visit Hines VA amid reports of secret waiting lists
    Federal auditors visited the Edward Hines Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital near Maywood on Wednesday amid allegations by a social worker that patients at Hines were kept on “secret waiting lists” so executives could collect bonuses linked to...
  • Veterans deaths cast cloud over future of VA Secretary Shinseki

    Veterans deaths cast cloud over future of VA Secretary Shinseki
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has faced tough battles before. He's a twice-wounded Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was a harsh critic of George W. Bush's strategy for the invasion of Iraq. But whether Shinseki, who is one of President...
  • Eric Shinseki, 'mad as hell' over VA scandal, is grilled by senators

    Eric Shinseki, 'mad as hell' over VA scandal, is grilled by senators
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski said Thursday he's "mad as hell" over allegations of wrongdoing at VA facilities, but his measured approach to fixing the problems did not appear to satisfy senators from both parties who grilled the retired Army...
  • VA hospital inquiry widens; Secretary Eric Shinseki urges patience

    The inquiry into whether a Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix falsified government records to hide excessive wait times has broadened to include several other veterans centers nationwide, as officials said Thursday that complaints about delays in...
  • 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...
  • White House: Obama 'madder than hell' about veterans care scandal

    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...