Accuracy in Media

VA Accused of Shredding Documents Needed for Claims

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 […]

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The VA Scandal Exacerbated by a Leadership Crisis

The Free Beacon with more: The Department of Veterans Affairs network of health systems faces “crises in leadership and culture” in addition to other systematic problems, according to an independent assessment released Friday. The flaws rampant in VA hospitals demand a “system-wide reworking” of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

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Veterans Affairs Wastes $6 Billion a Year, says Top Official

As Fox News reported: “The senior official for procurement at the Department of Veterans Affairs has accused his own agency of violating federal contracting rules to the tune of at least $6 billion per year, according to a published report.” “The Washington Post reported Thursday it had obtained a 35-page memo sent this past March […]

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Not Good: VA Hospital Switched Meds for Older Drugs to Cut Costs

As the Washington Free Beacon reported: “A Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia switched out patients’ prescribed medications with older drugs to cut costs, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) announced in a letter to Congress and the White House Wednesday.” “The Beckley, West Virginia, Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) substituted prescribed antipsychotic medications […]

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June 2016

6/20/2016 - Veterans Affairs Can’t Use Streamlined Process to Fire Bad Employees

May 2016

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

April 2016

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

December 2015

12/10/2015 - Veterans Affairs Official: We Don’t Need to Fire People to Instill Accountability in the VA

September 2015

9/21/2015 - The VA Scandal Exacerbated by a Leadership Crisis

May 2015

5/14/2015 - Veterans Affairs Wastes $6 Billion a Year, says Top Official

5/6/2015 - VA Employee Stole $150,000 and Spent it on Strippers

April 2015

4/23/2015 - Not Good: VA Hospital Switched Meds for Older Drugs to Cut Costs

4/19/2015 - More VA Scandals Emerge in Report

4/11/2015 - VA Settles 3 More Whistleblower Retaliation Cases

4/8/2015 - Arkansas Veterans Affairs Hospital Tears Down $8 Million Solar Panels

March 2015

3/26/2015 - Veterans Affairs Construction Chief Retires after $1 Billion Disaster

February 2015

2/27/2015 - Veterans Group proposes Overhaul of Veterans Healthcare

2/24/2015 - New VA Secretary Admits He Lied about Special Forces Stint

2/16/2015 - Dept. of Veterans Affairs fired only 11 of 60 Employees who Manipulated Wait Times

January 2015

1/31/2015 - More VA Delays that Don’t Help our Veterans

August 2014

8/11/2014 - Obama signs Veterans Affairs Reform Bill into Law after Arriving Late (Again)

June 2014

6/10/2014 - Thousands of Veterans Waiting for Health Care

May 2013

5/29/2013 - Dishonoring America’s Veterans