VA scandal

Veterans Affairs Department asserts the firings are part of a  crack down on wrongdoing following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care, and falsified records covering up the delays. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

VA Fires Four Senior Executives In Response To Scandal

The dismissals are the first since Congress passed a law over the summer making it easier for veterans who experience delays to get care outside VA’s nationwide network of hospitals and clinics.

10/06/2014

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 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

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies before 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)

Obama: ‘With Considerable Regret, I Accepted’ Shinseki’s Resignation

President Barack Obama announced Friday that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned over the recent scandal that has plagued the department.

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)

Several Congressional Dems Facing Tough Re-Election Campaigns Call On Shinseki To Resign

Support for embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki eroded quickly Thursday, especially among congressional Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns, even as Shinseki continued to fight for his job amid allegations of delayed medical care and misconduct at VA facilities nationwide.

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

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

Vet Diagnosed With Cancer Told By VA Clinic Doctor It Could Take 2 Years To Get Appointment

Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake, he now says.

05/29/2014

(credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Carney: Obama Found VA Watchdog Report ‘Extremely Troubling’

About 1,700 veterans in need of care were “at risk of being lost or forgotten” after being kept off the official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix veterans hospital, the Veterans Affairs watchdog said Wednesday in a scathing report that increases pressure on Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign.

05/29/2014

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

File photo of Sen. Bernie Sanders. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sen. Sanders: ‘I Think Some People May Be Cooking The Books’ At VA Hospitals

The chairmen of House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees on Sunday decried long waits and backlogs at the nations VA hospitals but stopped short of calling for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

05/26/2014

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