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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

Sloan Gibson testifies during a hearing before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee on July 24, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

VA Official: Wait Times For Vets, Probes Of Employees Accused Of Falsifying Data Can Be Cleared Up In 2 Years

Long wait times for veterans to get health care can be cleared up in two years, along with investigations of employees accused of falsifying data to hide the problem, Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday.

08/07/2014

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

Deal To Improve Veterans Health Care Authorizes $15B In Emergency Spending

A bipartisan deal to improve veterans health care would authorize at least $15 billion in emergency spending to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays.

07/28/2014

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)

VA Official: ‘I Apologize’ For Retaliation Against Whistleblowers

A federal investigative agency is examining 67 claims of retaliation by supervisors at the Department of Veterans Affairs against employees who filed whistleblower complaints — including 25 complaints filed since June 1, after a growing health care scandal involving long patient waits and falsified records at VA hospitals and clinics became public.

07/09/2014

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)

Whistle-Blower Claims Phoenix VA Covered-Up Deaths Of At Least 7 Vets

A whistle-blower claims that the Phoenix VA tried to hide the deaths of at least seven veterans who died while awaiting care.

06/24/2014

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

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