06/10/14 03:03 PM
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By Alan Fram | 06/10/14 12:58 PM
United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to allow patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.
By Mark Flatten | 06/09/14 04:32 PM
Long delays, falsified records, lavish bonuses and wasteful spending have defined a series of scandals across the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here are some of the top players who have come to define the agency's failures.
By Mark Flatten | 06/09/14 09:47 PM
Prosecuting Department of Veterans Affairs officials who broke the law and firing those who deliberately manipulated reported wait times to hide long backlogs is the surest way of ending fraudulent practices, the agency's interim inspector general told a House committee Monday. “It comes...
By Washington Examiner | 06/09/14 04:51 PM
There are two especially sad aspects of former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki's recent departure from that position. The first is his observation that “I can't explain the lack of integrity among some of the leaders of our health care facilities. This is something I rarely...
By Mark Flatten | 06/09/14 02:16 PM
An independent watchdog group that set up a safe place for Department of Veterans Affairs whistleblowers to report wrongdoing has been hit with a subpoena by the agency's inspector general, demanding it disclose names and other confidential information. The Project on Government Oversight...
By Matthew Daly | 06/09/14 11:16 AM
The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments.
By Susan Ferrechio | 06/09/14 07:57 AM
The Senate will consider legislation to lower Student loan interest rates this week, while House lawmakers debate measures to cut taxes for small businesses and consider bills aimed at privatizing and reforming veterans' health care. While legislation churns through both chambers, lawmakers...
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