By Mark Flatten | 08/20/14 11:39 AM
An Iraq war veteran says she lived through the patient care and retaliation scandals now plaguing the VA -- barely. Fourth in a five-part series.
By Mark Flatten | 08/19/14 11:32 AM
A fatal chain of events unfolds after California man seeks treatment for a sore on his toe. The third in a five-part series.
By Mark Flatten | 08/19/14 03:07 PM
New Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald has hardly had time to get comfortable in his office before being put on the defensive by fresh revelations of longstanding agency efforts to hide or downplay patient deaths and treatment delays.
By Mark Flatten | 08/18/14 10:46 AM
'A good man' dies after Veterans Affairs doctors dismissed his pain and rectal bleeding as constipation and hemorrhoids. The second in a five-part series.
By Mark Flatten | 08/18/14 06:14 PM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald acknowledged Congress and the public were misled in a report released in April, which tied the deaths of 23 patients due to gastrointestinal cancers to unacceptable delays in getting colonoscopies and other procedures at VA hospitals nationwide.
By Mark Flatten | 08/15/14 10:43 AM
After years of missed warning signs by VA doctors, a Pennsylvania veteran's prostate cancer has gone from treatable to terminal. The first in a five-part series.
By Mark Flatten | 07/22/14 06:56 PM
Both Republicans and Democrats endorsed the nomination and said they are certain McDonald will be confirmed by the full Senate as the next head of the VA.
By Ed Sykes and Mark Flatten | 07/22/14 11:54 AM
Senior Investigative Reporter Mark Flatten discusses the future of the Department of Veterans Affairs under Secretary nominee Bob McDonald.
By Mark Flatten | 07/16/14 04:09 PM
Even the VA cannot trust its own numbers on delivering health care and processing disability claims, the acting secretary of the agency said as he asked for $17.6 billion in new funding Wednesday.
By Mark Flatten | 07/15/14 12:49 PM
Congressional investigators were given a workspace at the Philadelphia VA that was wired with activated audio microphones and video cameras, the chairman of the House veterans' affairs committee said.
By Mark Flatten | 07/14/14 05:42 PM
Fast-tracking the oldest claims for disability benefits at the Department of Veterans Affairs forced veterans to wait longer to resolve their cases, but falsely made the agency's statistics look better, the VA's inspector general said in a report issued Monday.
By Mark Flatten | 07/11/14 06:12 PM
Bonuses paid to top executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs who committed misconduct cannot be rescinded, an agency official testified Friday, in direct contradiction to what he told a different panel less than a month ago.
By Mark Flatten | 07/10/14 02:29 PM
He's jumped out of planes as an Army Ranger, climbed Mount Fuji -- just once, wisely -- and risen through the management ranks of a Fortune 500 company. Can Robert McDonald reform the VA?
By Mark Flatten | 07/09/14 09:18 AM
Cleaning up the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs will be the mission of Robert McDonald, an outsider and former Army Ranger with decades of high-level management experience in the private sector.
By Mark Flatten | 07/10/14 03:05 PM
A federal judge wants the IRS to make a sworn statement of how it lost Lerner's emails and what it can do to get them back. The IRS and Judicial Watch will also have to meet in September in front of a federal magistrate who is an expert on electronic records in the courts.
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