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.
08/17/14 05:15 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is creating a non-profit foundation to better help veterans. The Illinois Joining Forces Foundation will support Illinois Joining Forces, a network of organizations that serve veterans, active military and their families. The network was created in 2012 and housed in...
08/14/14 06:15 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department is in the process of holding bad employees accountable amid a scandal about long wait times for patients and other problems, VA Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday, but he declined to say how many people were being fired and who they...
By Steve Doty | 08/14/14 08:06 AM
The House Veterans' Affairs Committee will hold a hearing today to once again examine health care for veterans.
08/12/14 11:00 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state's Division of Veterans' Affairs established new ethics rules following an investigation showing two counselors received large inheritances of cash and property from vets they helped both at work and outside of it. Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott...
08/08/14 02:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs has apologized for what it called an "inadvertent" mistake that underreported the number of deaths linked to delays in cancer treatment at VA medical facilities. "VA inadvertently caused confusion in its communication" of a review of cases...
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 Associated Press | 08/07/14 11:28 AM
Veterans may soon have easier access to government-paid health care under a bill President Obama signed into law Thursday, the government's most sweeping response to date to a public uproar over systemwide problems that have rocked the Veterans Affairs Department.
08/07/14 05:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans are expected to have an easier time getting government-paid health care from local doctors under a bill that President Barack Obama is set to sign into law Thursday. The $16.3 billion measure also allows the Veterans Affairs Department to hire thousands of doctors,...
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 Mona Charen | 08/05/14 11:05 AM
With rare exceptions, we need fewer, not more, laws. Lift your glass to gridlock -- while it remains legal.
By Steve Doty | 07/31/14 08:26 AM
There are only two days left before Congress breaks for its summer recess, but there are a host of issues still waiting to be sorted out.
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