By Mark Flatten | 07/07/14 09:03 PM
Hefty performance bonuses were paid last year to 64 VA medical directors who oversaw hospitals, including some where patient wait lists were falsified and preventable patient deaths occurred.
07/07/14 02:45 PM
PEMBROKE, N.Y. (AP) — A push is on to name the new national cemetery in western New York for a decorated veteran of two wars who founded what became the Central Intelligence Agency. Veteran's group leaders and Sen. Charles Schumer visited the site in Pembroke in Genesee County on Monday. They...
By Becket Adams | 07/06/14 01:01 PM
The nationâ€™s leading media outlets may have moved on from covering the many problems that continue to plague the Department of Veterans Affairs, but U.S. vets are still following the scandal closely, according to a recent Gallup report.
07/03/14 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has reached out to nearly 140,000 veterans in the past two months to get them off waiting lists and into clinics for medical appointments. Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson revealed the number Thursday as the VA released new audit...
07/02/14 07:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief medical inspector for the Department of Veterans Affairs has retired, following a report that his office downplayed whistleblower complaints outlining serious problems at VA facilities across the country, acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday. Dr. John R....
07/02/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department. Veterans groups worry that the longtime corporate executive, nominated by...
By Michelle Malkin | 07/02/14 10:56 AM
The Veterans Affairs' mouthpieces are preoccupied with covering their ample bureaucratic backsides, withholding data, monitoring critics, fending off watchdogs and running constant interference for their corrupt, negligent agency.
06/30/14 11:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sought to turn the page Monday on a humiliating chapter in the history of the Veterans Affairs Department, tapping former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the sprawling agency. A former Army captain, McDonald would bring a blend of...
By Monica Perez | 06/30/14 04:36 PM
Allowing veterans to seek health care at private hospitals does not mean the long wait lists they face at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities will disappear.
06/30/14 03:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz is collaborating on a book about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. "For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice" will be released by Alfred A. Knopf on Nov. 4. The book will be...
By Susan Crabtree | 06/28/14 08:02 AM
A White House review of VA uncovered layers of problems that led to extended wait times for veterans to get medical care, including a "corrosive culture," little transparency or accountability and a system that encouraged the manipulation of wait times.
06/28/14 05:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a corrosive culture of distrust. It says the VA lacks resources and is ill-prepared to deal with an influx of new and older veterans with a range of medical...
06/27/14 08:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a scathing appraisal, a review ordered by President Barack Obama of the troubled Veterans Affairs health care system concludes that medical care for veterans is beset by "significant and chronic system failures," substantially verifying problems raised by whistleblowers...
06/27/14 12:15 PM
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — An "Old Reliable" who fought for years in World War II will graduate from high school Saturday, two months after turning 100 years old. George Hulka Jr., attended a one-room schoolhouse as a kid until eighth grade and then worked on his family's dairy farm in the...
By Mark Tapscott | 06/27/14 09:04 AM
There were 26 reports between 2000 and 2011 by government investigators and auditors describing the problems now known as the "VA scandal." Those reports cover the six years of President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office, as well as President George W. Bush's two terms. So why wasn't something...
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