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.
08/02/14 09:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In more than five years in Congress, Republican Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana recalls voting only once for emergency spending that raised the federal deficit. That was this week, on a bill to improve health care for veterans, and it helps explain the lineup of winners and...
08/02/14 06:15 AM
CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. (AP) — A 99-year-old veteran who led an Army division's band during World War II is being honored at an event being held at the New York National Guard's main training facility. Herman Giersch (geersh) of Wawa, Pennsylvania, will join other former commanders of the 42nd...
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/28/14 11:01 PM
House and Senate negotiators Monday announced a $17 billion plan to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. Here's what it includes.
By Lisa Ruhl | 07/28/14 04:20 PM
Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced a $17 billion agreement to reform the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/28/14 02:07 PM
House and Senate negotiators have unveiled a $17 billion plan to overhaul the way the nation's veterans obtain medical care, including a $10 billion provision to privatize services to help shorten long wait times.
By Steve Doty | 07/28/14 07:57 AM
The chairs of the Veterans Affairs committee have reached a deal on legislation to reform the embattled agency and will introduce the bill this afternoon on Capitol Hill.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/27/14 06:49 PM
Lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal on a bill help end long wait lists at medical facilities run by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Susan Ferrechio | 07/24/14 02:47 PM
Despite bipartisan agreement that Congress must act quickly to help end significant wait times and neglect of patients at the nation's Veterans Affairs hospitals, lawmakers have reached a serious impasse that threatens to derail a deal just days before the August recess.
By Ed Sykes | 07/24/14 11:13 AM
Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson told lawmakers he has a six-part plan to remedy delays in care and lapses in accountability at the VA.
By Associated Press | 07/23/14 10:42 AM
The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has unanimously endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
By Mark Flatten | 07/22/14 06:56 PM
Both Republicans and Democrats endorsed the nomination and said they are certain McDonald will be confirmed by the full Senate as the next head of the VA.
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