VA scandal

VA Fires Four Senior Executives In Response To ScandalThe 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.
House Approves VA Health Care OverhaulSenate expected to pass the $16.3 billion bill.
VA Review Finds 'Significant And Chronic' FailuresReport finds need for more resources and transparency.
Obama: 'With Considerable Regret, I Accepted' Shinseki's ResignationPresident Barack Obama announced Friday that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned over the recent scandal that has plagued the department.
Several Congressional Dems Facing Tough Re-Election Campaigns Call On Shinseki To ResignSupport 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.
NAACP: We Notified Shinseki, McCain About Phoenix VA Hospital Last YearRev. Oscar Tillman says his letters, written over a year ago, went unanswered.
Vet Diagnosed With Cancer Told By VA Clinic Doctor It Could Take 2 Years To Get AppointmentNavy 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.
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.
Report: VA Hospitals Used 'Gaming Strategies' To Appear Vets Were Getting Appointments Within Target TimesFake 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.
Sen. Sanders: 'I Think Some People May Be Cooking The Books' At VA HospitalsThe 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.
'Black Eye' Memorial Day: American Legion Says VA Scandal Sullied HolidayThe American Legion says the VA scandal is leaving a “black eye” for veterans as Memorial Day approaches.
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