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 […]
ABC News said, “#VeteransforKaepernick goes viral on Twitter” and it was actually appeared to be a neutral article (good for them). CBS News’ video, which was entitled, “Veterans Support Colin Kaepernick for National Anthem Protest,” was fair and briefly outlined the social media support campaign. CNN’s headline read, “Vets for Kaepernick,” and talked about how […]
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?
From us at AIM to you, we pause and give a moment of remembrance for those who sacrificed their lives serving the U.S. in the military. Let us remember that grilling burgers and hot dogs are not the purpose of this Memorial Day holiday.
Trump held an event and boasted that they raised $6 million for veterans, but he had not put that money up or handed it over to veterans as of this week. He also made the claim that he gave $1 million of that $6 million from his own wallet.
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:
1/7/2017 - Veterans Affairs: We’ve Improved Our Medical Centers
8/31/2016 - Liberal Media Headlines Highlight Veterans’ Support for Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest
7/8/2016 - Study: Veteran Suicides Increased 32% from 2001 to 2014
6/7/2016 - 506,000 US Veterans have Waited 30 Days for an Appointment
5/30/2016 - We Remember Memorial Day
5/26/2016 - 4 Months Later, Trump Claimed He Gave $1 Million to Veterans Group
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
5/23/2016 - Wounded U.S. Veterans Scale Mt. Everest
5/6/2016 - Oldest American WWII Veteran Passes Away at Age 110
4/29/2016 - McCain Introduces Bill to Allow Veterans to Get Health Care Anywhere
3/28/2016 - GOP Blast Veterans Affairs’ Denial of Guns to Veterans
3/11/2016 - Two Wounded Warrior Executives Fired Amid Probe of Lavish Spending
2/27/2016 - 2nd Iraq War Veteran Beaten in D.C., Same Night as the Other Veteran
12/23/2015 - Veterans Affairs Dept Wrongly Declared 115 Veterans were Dead, Yanked Benefits
10/21/2015 - Democrat Blocked Accountability Measure for Veterans Affairs in the U.S. Senate
10/19/2015 - VA Scandal, Continued: Poor Care led to Deaths of Veterans from Cancer
7/30/2015 - Obama Threatens Veto of Making Veterans Affairs Accountable
7/15/2015 - One-Third of U.S. Veterans Applying for Health Care are Already Dead
6/23/2015 - Hillary Clinton Criticizes For-Profit Schools, then Takes Money from Them
5/25/2015 - Happy Memorial Day!
5/14/2015 - Veterans Affairs Wastes $6 Billion a Year, says Top Official
5/12/2015 - Chris Kyle Awarded Texas Medal of Honor by Texas Legislature
4/29/2015 - VIDEO: CNN Anchor says U.S. Veterans are Helping in the Baltimore Riots, Apologized Today
4/25/2015 - Boomer Esiason, ex-NFL QB, Blasts Alma Mater’s Decision to Not Screen ‘American Sniper’
4/25/2015 - University of Maryland Cancels Screening of ‘American Sniper’
4/23/2015 - Not Good: VA Hospital Switched Meds for Older Drugs to Cut Costs
4/19/2015 - More VA Scandals Emerge in Report
4/4/2015 - Veteran Group Sues State Dept over Benghazi E-mails that were Withheld
4/2/2015 - Veterans Affairs Director Mislead GOP Senator on Contaminated Drugs
2/27/2015 - Veterans Group proposes Overhaul of Veterans Healthcare
2/16/2015 - Dept. of Veterans Affairs fired only 11 of 60 Employees who Manipulated Wait Times
2/12/2015 - GAO warns Veterans’ Healthcare Costs will Skyrocket
2/3/2015 - Obama proposes Budget Cuts in Veterans’ Healthcare
1/28/2015 - IRS tells U.S. War Veteran that He’s Dead
11/11/2014 - Veterans’ Day: Remembering Sacrifice
8/11/2014 - Obama signs Veterans Affairs Reform Bill into Law after Arriving Late (Again)
6/10/2014 - Thousands of Veterans Waiting for Health Care
5/31/2014 - VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns, but What’s Next for America’s Veterans?
5/19/2014 - Obama Aide: He’s “Madder than Hell” about Veterans’ Affairs Health Care Delays
10/2/2013 - World War II Veterans storm closed WWII Memorial due to “Government Shutdown”
5/29/2012 - NBC Questions “Weenie” Hayes’ Hero Remarks [VIDEO]