From Task and Purpose: Of the 146 medical centers rated, 120 of them, or 82 percent, improved in the past year, according to the VA. But the Phoenix hospital, the epicenter of the 2014 wait-time scandal, was one of the worst rated, and the hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin – another one that has recently come […]
Sobering statistics from the Department of Veterans Affairs, as reported by ABC News: According to the VA, an average of 20 veterans died from suicide every day in 2014. The VA examined over 55 million veteran records from 1979 to 2014 from every state in the nation. The last time the VA conducted a study […]
So why is government intervention in health care a good thing, again?
Wow: Lawmakers are fuming over what they describe as a “shameful” decision by the Justice Department that could help the former head of the scandal-scarred Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital get her job back. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, in a letter sent Tuesday, notified House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., that the DOJ would not defend […]
That’s a lot of veterans left without benefits and care. Awful.
The Concerned Veterans for America group called for VA Secretary Robert McDonald’s immediate resignation after his remarks comparing waiting times for veterans to waiting in line for a ride at Disney theme parks.
He later clarified his comparison of Veterans Affairs wait times to waiting in line for Disney rides, but this doesn’t look good for him:
Why has it taken this long to get this done, especially after the Veterans Affairs waiting list scandal?! Photo by Texas Military Department
From Fox News: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been systematically shredding documents related to veterans’ claims — possibly affecting benefits for veterans, according to an investigation by the inspector general. Investigators with the Department of Veterans Affairs audited 10 veterans benefits offices around the country and found that staff were destroying mail related to […]
1/7/2017 - Veterans Affairs: We’ve Improved Our Medical Centers
7/8/2016 - Study: Veteran Suicides Increased 32% from 2001 to 2014
6/20/2016 - Veterans Affairs Can’t Use Streamlined Process to Fire Bad Employees
6/7/2016 - 506,000 US Veterans have Waited 30 Days for an Appointment
6/3/2016 - DOJ Decision could lead to Rehire of Fired VA Official
5/26/2016 - Veterans Affairs Admits They Wrongly Declared 4,000 Veterans Dead, Cut Off Benefits
5/25/2016 - Veterans Group Calls for VA Secretary’s Resignation after Wait List-Disney Ride Comparison
5/25/2016 - VA Secretary, on TV, Refused to Apologize for Wait Lines-Disney Ride Remarks
4/29/2016 - McCain Introduces Bill to Allow Veterans to Get Health Care Anywhere
4/19/2016 - VA Accused of Shredding Documents Needed for Claims
3/28/2016 - GOP Blast Veterans Affairs’ Denial of Guns to Veterans
2/25/2016 - Two Years Later, VA Inspector General May Be Sitting on Wait Time Reports
2/23/2016 - Bureaucrats who Exploited Relocation Program for More Pay are Keeping Their Jobs