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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

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

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

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., arrives at a Senate Select Intelligence Committee closed briefing on Capitol Hill, on Sept. 5, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

GOP Senator: Veterans Groups ‘More Interested In Defending The Status Quo Within VA’

Four prominent veterans groups and Republican Sen. Richard Burr are hurling accusations at each other after the veterans organizations declined to embrace Burr’s call for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign amid reports of treatment delays and falsified records at VA hospitals.

05/28/2014

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