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Suicide Rate Among Young Veterans Continues to Rise

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 3:00pm 9/26/2018 at 3:00pm
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The Wall Street Journal has released an article about a VA National Suicide Data Report that concluded the rise in suicides among young veterans has continued to climb even though the Department of Veteran Affairs has taken action to stop it.

Overall veteran suicides has gone down, though.

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Trump Signs VA Bill That Expands Health Care Options for Vets

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 5:00pm 6/6/2018 at 5:00pm
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President Donald Trump signed the VA MISSION Act into law this afternoon, which gives veterans more health care options in the private sector.

Veterans now have the ability “to see private physicians if they do not receive needed treatment from VA medical facilities, as long as it is approved by a...

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Trump lashes out at Dem Jon Tester for smearing Dr. Ronny Jackson

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 12:00pm 4/29/2018 at 12:00pm
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Montana Democrat Jon Tester led the smear campaign against Admiral Ronny Jackson, the physician Trump wanted to take over at the VA. Now Trump is pushing back in Jackson’s defense, saying Tester should resign.

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What’s Going on With Trump’s VA Secretray Nominee Ronny Jackson?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 3:00pm 4/24/2018 at 3:00pm
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The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has postponed a confirmation hearing for Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick for VA Secretary, after allegations of hostile work environments and overprescribing drugs surfaced.

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Trump Finally Cans VA Secretary David Shulkin

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6:21pm 3/28/2018 at 6:21pm
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Took long enough, but the scandal-plagued Veterans Administration will be under new management soon. Wednesday, Trump announced via Twitter, his plans to install a new VA Secretary.

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For Years the VA Department Knew About the Serious Conditions at D.C. Hospital

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:00pm 3/8/2018 at 1:00pm
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USA Today reported on Wednesday that officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs knew for YEARS about the poor conditions at the DC VA Medical Center and did nothing. The horrific conditions left patients at risk and wasted our tax money.

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VA Uses Illegal Policy That Allows Hospitals to Hire Those With Revoked Licenses

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 4:00pm 12/21/2017 at 4:00pm
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USA Today has dropped another article on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as the publication continues its investigation into the department. This investigation discovered that a VA policy has allowed hospitals to hire health care providers with revoked licenses, but it’s illegal to do so thanks to a 1999 law:

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VA Hires Doctors They Know Have Malpractice Claims, Felony Convictions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:30am 12/4/2017 at 11:30am
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USA Today has done an excellent investigation into the Department of Veteran Affairs. Its latest bombshell shows that the VA has hired doctors they know have malpractice claims and felony convictions. How could this possibly happen? A not so thorough hiring process:

Applications are vetted, education and licenses verified, references checked, and...

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Ted Cruz: ‘Every Veteran Ought to Have the Right to Choose His or Her Doctor’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 7, 2017 at 2:30pm 7/7/2017 at 2:30pm
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Sen. Cruz has big ideas for the scandal-plagued Veterans Administration (VA). Thursday, Cruz joined San Antonio radio host, Joe Pags, where he discussed the work he’s doing to right the many VA wrongs.

Cruz has been traveling across the Lone Star State, hosting veteran town halls.

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Senate Passes Bill to Make Firing VA Employees Easier

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 6:00pm 6/7/2017 at 6:00pm

After three years of constant problems at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals, the Senate passed a bill that will make it easier to fire offending VA employees currently protected by layers of bureaucracy. Fox News reported:

The bill would lower the burden of proof needed to fire employees — from a “preponderance” to...

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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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