By Mark Flatten | 09/10/14 02:47 PM
Doctors say "conclusive" proof is an unrealistic standard in judging whether patients at Phoenix VA hospital were harmed.
By Mark Flatten | 09/09/14 04:14 PM
Changes in report on Phoenix deaths did not come from improper influence from agency higher-ups, the Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general told a Senate committee Tuesday.
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...
By Mark Flatten | 09/08/14 05:32 PM
Crucial language that the VA inspector general could not "conclusively" prove that delays in care caused patient deaths at a Phoenix hospital was added to its final report after a draft version was sent to agency administrators for comment.
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 | 09/04/14 05:31 PM
Congressional request for more information about Veterans Affairs investigation was rebuffed by the agency's inspector general.
By Mark Flatten | 09/02/14 12:36 PM
Ram Hingorani pleaded guilty to one count of major program fraud in connection with a scheme to obtain construction contracts with federal agencies using set-asides for owners of Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.
08/30/14 01:00 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged. Sen. Joel Anderson of Alpine thanked legislative leaders for the bipartisan compromise, which ensures...
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 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.
By Steve Doty | 08/26/14 07:49 AM
President Obama will travel to Charlotte, N.C. today to deliver remarks at the American Legion conference.Â
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...
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