Eric Shinseki

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)

Veterans Affairs: No Proof Delays At VA Hospital Caused Deaths

The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the delays.

08/26/2014

President Barack Obama makes a statement at Martha's Vineyard, Mass., on Aug. 20, 2014. (credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Taking Executive Action To Improve Mental Well-Being Of Vets

Three months after a veterans’ health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans.

08/26/2014

A Veterans Affairs whistleblower says that department hospitals not only kept veterans waiting for months, but her supervisors used “a simple computer trick” to make it appear that veterans had no wait times at all. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Audit: More Than 57,000 Await First VA Appointment

More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an additional 64,000 appear to have fallen through the cracks, never getting appointments after enrolling.

06/09/2014

President Barack Obama delivers a speech during the 25th Anniversary Freedom Day Event in honor of the 25th anniversary of the first partly-free parliamentary elections in the Royal Square in Warsaw, Poland, on June 4, 2014. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s Choice To Be Top Health Official At VA Department Withdraws Nomination

President Barack Obama’s choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Department withdrew his nomination Thursday, saying he feared his confirmation could spark a prolonged political battle.

06/05/2014

Sen. Tom Coburn speaks about veterans while flanked by Sen. Jeff Flake, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Richard Burr, during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on June 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Hopes Fade Senators Could Quickly Craft Bill To Help Vets Facing Long Appointment Waits At VA Hospitals

Hopes faded late Wednesday that key senators could quickly craft a compromise bill that would help veterans facing long appointment waits at veterans hospitals and make it easier to fire administrators who covered up the delays.

06/05/2014

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., speaks about veterans while flanked by Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on June 3, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate GOP Bill Would Give Vets More Flexibility To See Private Doctor

A bill proposed by four Senate Republicans would give veterans more flexibility to see a private doctor if they are forced to wait too long for an appointment at a Veterans Affairs hospital or clinic.

06/04/2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies at a May 15 hearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face  to get medical care. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Virginia U.S. Senators Seek VA Secretary Shinseki’s Resignation

Virginia’s Democratic U.S. senators are calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski to resign.

05/30/2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies at a May 15 hearing before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face  to get medical care. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NAACP: We Notified Shinseki, McCain About Phoenix VA Hospital Last Year

Rev. Oscar Tillman says his letters, written over a year ago, went unanswered.

05/29/2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki re-enters the hearing room after testifying to the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face to get medical care on May 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Watchdog: Veterans At Phoenix VA Hospital Waited On Average 115 Days For First Appointment

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ internal watchdog says veterans at the Phoenix VA hospital waited on average 115 days for their first medical appointment.

05/28/2014

File photo of a VA hospital. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Report: VA Hospitals Used ‘Gaming Strategies’ To Appear Vets Were Getting Appointments Within Target Times

Fake appointments, unofficial logs kept on the sly and appointments made without telling the patient are among tricks used to disguise delays in seeing and treating veterans at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics.

05/27/2014

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