By Mark Flatten | 12/11/13 04:04 PM
The Department of Veterans Affairs' inspector general continues to find high rates of mistakes in claims it reviews, and an independent examination of VA decisions done by the American Legion identified errors in more than half the cases.
12/10/13 11:04 AM
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — An effort to clear a national backlog of veterans benefits claims is making things worse in Minnesota. County veterans services directors say it now takes as long as nine months to process claims that previously took about 90 days, the St. Cloud Times reported. The...
By James Jay Carafano | 12/08/13 06:41 PM
Christmas fast approaches. What better time, then, to write of Easter Seals. And veterans. Say what? The combination is not nearly as odd as it may sound. Let’s start with Easter Seals. It has long been one of America’s most well-known charities. The organization started in 1919 as a...
By Foster Klug | 12/04/13 10:12 AM
SEOUL, South Korea — An 85-year-old U.S. veteran being held in North Korea spent his war years there in one of the Army's first special forces units, helping a clandestine group of Korean partisans who were fighting and spying well behind enemy lines.
By Mark Flatten | 12/04/13 08:54 AM
Patients at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals are not being adequately protected from doctors who have histories of providing substandard treatment, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
By Mark Flatten | 12/03/13 01:31 PM
Doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in San Francisco routinely renewed prescriptions for narcotic painkillers for patients they had never seen, according to a report from the agency's inspector general. The IG also found sloppy record-keeping and failure to follow protocols...
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 09:21 AM
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is the featured speaker at a national conference in Washington on courts that stress treatment over punishment for law-breaking vets.
By Associated Press | 11/29/13 03:55 PM
More than a dozen veterans have been recruited to run for the House in 2014.
11/27/13 12:07 PM
In May, 2008, 75-year-old Jim Workman, a retired Air Force colonel, entered an emergency room at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital in Biloxi, Miss., complaining of shortness of breath, coughing and fever. A chest X-ray was ordered, and the radiologist discovered a two-centimeter mass...
By James Jay Carafano | 11/24/13 09:33 AM
It has bounced around the Senate for more than a year without winning ratification. Yet supporters of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are back, pushing for yet another vote before senators head home for Christmas.
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