News tagged with veterans

Tentative deal reached on VA reform

(AP)—The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health care system scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering ...

17 hours ago
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Report: Retaliation for complaints common at VA

A report by a private government watchdog says medical professionals across the country have pointed out problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, only to suffer retaliation from supervisors and other high-ranking officials.

Jul 21, 2014
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Senate bill doubles spending on veterans' health

(AP)—Spending on veterans' health care could double in three years under the U.S. Senate's solution to the long waits experienced by thousands seeking medical care at government-run veterans' hospitals and clinics, according ...

Jun 14, 2014
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US Senate backs bill on health care for vets

The Senate has approved a bill making it easier for veterans who have endured long wait times for VA medical care to receive treatment from local doctors instead. The measure closely resembles a bill approved ...

Jun 12, 2014
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US audit: 57,000 vets await initial medical visits

More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting for 90 days or more for medical appointments, the Veterans Affairs Department said in a wide-ranging audit released Monday. An additional 64,000 who ...

Jun 09, 2014
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Obama health care nominee withdraws

President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the embattled Veterans Affairs Department has withdrawn his nomination.

Jun 06, 2014
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Restoring trust in VA health care

In the wake of recent revelations of overly long patient wait times and systematic manipulation and falsification of reported wait-time data, UC Davis and Harvard public policy leaders believe the Department ...

Jun 05, 2014
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