By Washington Examiner staff reports | 08/28/14 12:48 PM
Flatten was recognized for his 2013 series, "Making America's Heroes Wait."
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.
08/26/14 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix. Investigators uncovered large-scale improprieties in the way VA hospitals...
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 Brian Hughes | 08/26/14 01:40 PM
President Obama on Tuesday insisted that his administration has improved access to medical care at beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, telling veterans that the White House would not sweep aside chronically ignored health care problems.
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 | 08/26/14 08:39 AM
President Obama on Tuesday will use a speech at the American Legion National Convention to trumpet a reduction in the disability claims backlog at government hospitals.
08/26/14 06:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans. The president was to announce his initiatives during an appearance before the American Legion National...
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 Mark Flatten | 08/21/14 11:34 AM
An Indiana man faces an uncertain fate after warning signs went unnoticed in six years of VA medical screenings.
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 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 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.
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