Department of Veterans Affairs

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VA Problems Mount As Missteps Continue

The Department of Veterans Affairs faces a serious numbers problem — multiple in fact.

07/17/2015

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VA Nomination On Hold In Senate Over Agent Orange Dispute

Two Democratic senators are holding up a vote on Dr. David Shulkin’s nomination for the Veterans Affairs’ top health post.

06/11/2015

The Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Data Shows Number Of Patients Facing Long Waits At VA Facilities Has Not Dropped

The Associated Press has found that since the summer, the number of medical appointments delayed 30 to 90 days has largely stayed flat.

04/09/2015

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Benefits Of Compensated Work Therapy Programs For Veterans

In an ongoing effort to support returning veterans to re-establish themselves in viable careers, the Department of Veterans Affairs has established a vocational, rehabilitation program, called Compensated Work Therapy (CWT).

10/23/2014

16.3 billion measure would alleviate long wait times and hire extra staffers for VA hospitals. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

House Approves VA Health Care Overhaul

Senate expected to pass the $16.3 billion bill.

07/30/2014

The VA says nearly 80 percent of its senior executives got performance bonuses last year, despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics. (Getty Images)

Report: Retaliation by Supervisors Common at VA

A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from clinical work after complaining that on-call doctors were refusing to go to a VA hospital in Wilkes-Barre.

07/21/2014

Chairman of U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., speaks during a news conference on July 10, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

House Chairman: ‘I Don’t Believe Anybody At The Table Is Telling The Truth From The VA’

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made “tremendous progress” in reducing a disability claims backlog that reached above 600,000 early last year. Members of Congress and the department’s assistant inspector general don’t believe it.

07/15/2014

This May 19, 2014 photo shows a  a sign in front of the Veterans Affairs building in Washington, D.C. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

In Rush to Cut Benefits Backlog, VA Made Errors

In a rush to cut a huge backlog of claims for disability benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs is making payments to tens of thousands of veterans without adequate medical evidence that they deserve the benefits, the department’s inspector general’s office said Monday.

07/14/2014

The report, ordered by President Obama, finds the VA lacks resources and transparency. (Getty Images)

VA Review Finds ‘Significant And Chronic’ Failures

Report finds need for more resources and transparency.

06/27/2014

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VA Falls Short on Female Medical Issues

Already pilloried for long wait times for medical appointments, the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs has fallen short of another commitment: to attend to the needs of the rising ranks of female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, many of them of child-bearing age.

06/23/2014

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