09/09/14 03:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday. Richard Griffin, the VA's acting inspector general, said his office is investigating...
09/08/14 05:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department with its 14 different password-protected websites is too complicated for most veterans to navigate, new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday as he promised to make it easier for veterans to get disability benefits, health care,...
By Mark Flatten | 08/26/14 06:20 PM
Ethical lapses and scheduling tricks were widespread at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, but there is no hard evidence that the failures led directly to patient deaths, the agency's inspector general said in a report released Tuesday.
By Lisa Ruhl | 08/26/14 04:12 PM
On the same day President Obama announced new executive actions aimed at improving health care for veterans, the Veterans Affairs Department's Office of Inspector General released a report saying that there's no proof delays in care caused deaths at the Phoenix VA hospital.
By Mark Flatten | 08/26/14 01:38 PM
"There seems to be no limit on how low this administration and VA will stoop to deflect blame for a scandal," said Pete Hegseth, CEO of Concerned Veterans for America.
By Brian Hughes | 08/25/14 08:59 PM
Though the president will tout the VA bill recently passed by Congress, his speech to the American Legion is likely to raise questions about still-unresolved issues in the department.
By Washington Examiner | 08/19/14 06:50 PM
When bureaucrats started telling veterans four years ago that the online application process was the fastest way to get enrolled for VA health care, they knew otherwise.
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 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 Pete Hegseth | 08/07/14 06:43 PM
Based on what we've seen from Obama in the past, veterans groups should be wary of this administration's commitment to fully implementing the VA reforms.
By Ed Sykes | 08/07/14 02:40 PM
The measure will mean better access and more accountability within the scandal-laden Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Susan Crabtree | 08/07/14 01:40 PM
President Obama signed a bill Thursday aimed at overhauling the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system, announcing that officials had cut the backlog of veterans waiting for care by half.
By Ed Sykes | 08/06/14 05:13 PM
President Obama will sign a bipartisan bill Thursday to overhaul the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Paul Bedard | 09/15/14
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By Brian Hughes | 09/15/14