VA Scandal  (Page 1)

Trump aims to clean up scandal-ridden VA

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10:30am 4/28/2017 at 10:30am
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has faced scandal after scandal, some of which caused veterans to die while waiting for care. There was even a dentist

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VA General Inspector Finds Veterans at D.C. VA in ‘Imminent Danger’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 5:55pm 4/12/2017 at 5:55pm
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The general inspector for the VA found that veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, D.C., face “imminent danger” due to the horrific conditions. USA Today reported:

The VA inspector general found that in recent weeks the operating room at the hospital ran out of vascular patches to...

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Another VA Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation for Exposing Corruption

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 5:00pm 4/1/2017 at 5:00pm
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Fox News has reported that another doctor has claimed the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has retaliated against him after he revealed wrongdoings at the hospital for which he works.

Dr. Dale Klein “works” at the Southeast Missouri John J. Pershing VA in Poplar Bluff, MO, but that work consists of staring...

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Watchdog: Veterans Affairs Has Not Fixed Suicide Hotline Problems

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/21/2017 at 5:00pm
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The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General has found that officials have not made necessary changes to the suicide hotline for veterans. From The Wall Street Journal:

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ suicide crisis hotline is understaffed, poorly supervised and sometimes leaves veterans on hold so long that they simply...

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North Carolina VA Under Fire for Neglect, Leaving Patients on Floor

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:00pm 3/2/2017 at 7:00pm

The Durham VA in North Carolina has come under fire after photos appeared on Facebook of patients left lying on the floor. Marine veteran Stephen McMenamin and his wife Hanna could not believe what they saw in the waiting room:

“It was very upsetting,” Stephen McMenamin said. He and his wife said...

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VA Hospital Kept Dead Veteran’s Body in Shower for 9 Hours

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 1:00pm 12/13/2016 at 1:00pm

The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System in Tampa Bay, FL, left the dead body of a veteran in an unused for shower for nine hours before transporting it to the morgue. The Tampa Bay Times reported:

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Wisconsin VA Dentist May Have Infected Veterans With HIV, Hepatitis

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 1:30pm 12/1/2016 at 1:30pm

The VA in Tomah, Wisconsin, has become entangled in a scandal after a dentist may have infected veterans with hepatitis or HIV:

Nearly 600 veterans who received care at the Tomah VA may have been infected with several types of disease due to violations in infection control procedures.

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VA Defies Law Requiring Performance Data Be Made Public

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 10:00am 9/13/2016 at 10:00am
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Although we haven’t heard much about it recently, the VA scandal is very much alive and well. The National Review published an article about the wide-ranging problems with the VA in April of this year.  Here’s a quick reminder, neatly encapsulated in NR’s review of VA-related stories:

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Vets Demand Action to Clean Mold in VA Hospital For 10 Months

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 4:00pm 5/19/2016 at 4:00pm

Veterans at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital have demanded action to clean the black mold in their housing complex, which has built up for the past 10 months.

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Veterans Affairs documents indicate officials at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital knew about the black mold infestation in August 2015 but...

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Former staffer files ethics complaint against Sen. Tammy Baldwin

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:50pm 4/21/2015 at 6:50pm

We’ve got some real staffer-on-senator, Republican-on-Democrat violence brewing up in Wisconsin—and it (mercifully) has nothing at all to do with the 2016 presidential cycle.

Senator Tammy Baldwin’s former Deputy State Director has officially filed an ethics complaint against the Wisconsin democrat, accusing the Senator of firing and demoting staffers in an...

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Are the VA firings significant?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 7:48pm 10/7/2014 at 7:48pm

Today officials announced that four Veterans Affairs officials have been recommended for termination after investigations into their facilities revealed long wait times, unsafe water systems, and general “neglect of duty.”

VA headquarters revealed in a statement today that the heads of hospitals in Pittsburgh, central Alabama, and Dublin, Georgia, should expect to...

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But he knows nothing: Obama on Veterans Affairs Committee 2005-2008

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 1:00pm 6/1/2014 at 1:00pm

Obama and many of his supporters have claimed that problems with the VA go back many years.

While there is some truth to that, they’ve neglected to point out that prior to becoming president, Senator Barack Obama served on the Veterans Affairs Committee.

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Democrats Grumble About Obama … in Private

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 4:08pm 5/25/2014 at 4:08pm

Obama’s fumbling of the VA scandal has even caused some Democrats to quietly criticize the president.

Daniel Halper writes at The Weekly Standard…

Democrats Privately Calling Obama ‘Detached,’ ‘Flat Footed,’ ‘Incompetent’

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