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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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More VA Fail: VA Falsified Vet Wait Times in 7 States

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 8, 2016 at 7:00pm 4/8/2016 at 7:00pm

Is there a worse government entity than the Veterans Administration? Maybe, but it’s virtually inconceivable how the VA consistently manages to outdo it’s record of fail with even more fail.

In seven states, supervisor fudged wait times to make it appear as though wait time requirements were being met. They were...

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VA Disgrace: Demands Proof World War II Purple Heart Vet Served in Military

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2:30pm 2/8/2016 at 2:30pm

Does the Veterans Administration ever help veterans?

A World War II combat veteran was denied benefits by the Veterans Administration. The VA claims they do not have enough proof of his service:

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Amid Scandal, Veterans Affairs Issues $142 Million in Bonuses

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 3:00pm 11/11/2015 at 3:00pm

Embroiled in scandal and mounting allegations of inefficacy, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doled out more than $142 million in bonuses.

While VA executives and employees are rewarded for their performance, wait time for veterans needing medical attention has increased more than 50%.

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Calls Grow for Hillary to Apologize for VA Comments

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 8:30am 10/28/2015 at 8:30am

Last week on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show, Hillary Clinton downplayed recent scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs which resulted in the deaths of vets who were waiting for care.

Since then, a growing chorus is calling for Clinton to apologize. CNN reports:

Veterans’ groups fire back at Clinton’s VA comments

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California Health System Innovations: Shredders and Death Plans

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 21, 2015 at 2:45pm 8/21/2015 at 2:45pm

The Obama administration spent billions to fix the Veterans Administration hospital system so that our nation’s former military service personnel could actually receive the good quality healthcare they were promised—and it appears as though the Los Angeles unit used that m...

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Billions spent, VA health care system still a mess

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 4:20pm 5/20/2015 at 4:20pm

It’s another failure of the “Have a problem? Throw money at it!” strategy democrats know and love so well—but this time, it’s happening at the expense of veterans.

It’s been nearly a year since Eric Shinseki resigned his role as VA Secretary, and yet things are no better for veterans than...

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Fort Bliss Under Fire

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00am 1/7/2015 at 7:00am

Yesterday afternoon, a man walked into the El Paso VA Health Care System clinic and shot a doctor before turning the gun on himself.

Via Fox 14 El Paso:

At a press conference Tuesday evening, Maj. Gen. Stephen Twitty...

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VA Secretary nomination hearing set for next week

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:00am 7/16/2014 at 10:00am

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee is scheduled to hold a confirmation hearing next Tuesday for Obama’s nomination for Veterans’ Affairs Secretary.

From Politico:

The Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs will hold a nomination hearing next week for Robert McDonald, the White House’s choice to lead the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sen. Bernie Sanders...

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VA Office of Inspector General finds agency still struggling with claims backlog

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8:30am 7/15/2014 at 8:30am

Testimony from the VA Office of Inspector General released ahead of a House committee hearing on Monday indicates that the agency is still facing challenges in reducing a backlog of disability claims.

From The Hill:

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At House hearing, Veterans Administration whistleblowers detail retaliation

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 8:37am 7/9/2014 at 8:37am
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At a House hearing last night, several Veterans Administration whistleblowers revealed the disfunctionality of the agency, and the retaliation they suffered when they raised concerns.

MSNBC reports:

Transfers, harassment, altered personnel records, mysterious breaks between paychecks.

Those are just some of the forms of retaliation described by four whistleblowers from four different regional VA...

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House Veterans Affairs Committee to hear from whistleblowers tonight

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 7:30am 7/8/2014 at 7:30am

The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is scheduled to hold a hearing this evening at 7:30pm, titled “VA Whistleblowers: Exposing Inadequate Service Provided to Veterans and Ensuring Appropriate Accountability,” during which several whistleblowers are expected to provide testimony.

There doesn’t appear to be much in the way of details posted at the...

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VA medical inspector retires amid criticism of response to whistleblower complaints

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:15am 7/3/2014 at 10:15am

The head of the Office of the Medical Inspector for Veterans Affairs has retired, just over a week after a scathing letter and report criticized that office for failing to adequately respond to complaints from whistleblowers and downplaying the severity of problems at some VA facilities.

From USA Today:

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Major Networks go quiet on VA Scandal

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 8:30am 7/2/2014 at 8:30am
*Graphic courtesy of the Media Research Center

This past April, a whistleblower at the VA Medical Center in Phoenix revealed to the world that agency officials were falsifying their wait lists in exchange for bigger bonuses and the appearance of efficiency. The scandal gave birth to a flurry of media activity, and...

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Obama Goes Back to Phony Scandal Claims

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3:00pm 6/28/2014 at 3:00pm

Obama made a public appearance in Minnesota on Friday which Neil Munro of the Daily Caller has described as a pity party:

President Barack Obama’s June 27 effort to boost the flagging morale of his supporters quickly devolved into a demoralizing pity party.

Republicans “don’t do anything except block me and call me...

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Special Counsel: VA has downplayed ‘severity of systemic problems’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:00am 6/25/2014 at 10:00am

A report from an independent federal agency on Monday sharply criticized the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to adequately respond to information from whistleblowers to “address systemic concerns that impact patient care” at VA facilities.

The report from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel blasted the VA for downplaying the severity...

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