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Veterans health care, troop levels, weapons all facing changes

Veterans health care, troop levels, weapons all facing changes

About this series: The Record and NorthJersey.com are launching the “Trump Tracker,” a four-year series that will follow 14 issues important to North Jersey taxpayers, residents and companies – big and small – that could be affected by actions taken by President Donald J. Trump’s administration.

VA Ignores CRNA Evidence As Veterans Wait For Timely Anesthesia Care

VA Ignores CRNA Evidence As Veterans Wait For Timely Anesthesia Care

Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs published its final rule granting full practice authority to three of the four advanced practice registered nursing specialties, illogically excluding Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) from the rule while at the same time confirming their qualifications and expertise.

Watchdog finds more delays in care at Phoenix VA hospital

Watchdog finds more delays in care at Phoenix VA hospital

A government watchdog reported Tuesday that there are still chronic delays for veterans waiting for health care appointments at the Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Phoenix, more than two years after the Obama administration pledged to fix the problems.

Donald Trump mulls ‘public-private’ care for vets

Donald Trump mulls ‘public-private’ care for vets

Donald Trump could propose restructuring the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow veterans to purchase private health insurance if they so choose, as the president-elect readies his plans on an issue that has attracted headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent years.

The VA Hooked Veterans on Opioids, Then Failed Them Again

The VA Hooked Veterans on Opioids, Then Failed Them Again

Robert Deatherage, a 30-year-old Army veteran who has battled addiction to pain pills and heroin since suffering severe injuries in Afghanistan, says he reached rock bottom a year ago when he holed up in an empty church and tried to kill himself. Twice.

Could major changes be coming to Veterans Affairs?

Could major changes be coming to Veterans Affairs?

Donald Trump’s flair for connecting with veterans won him an overwhelming share of their votes, but the durability of the alliance is already being tested as Trump’s search for a Veterans Affairs secretary veers in a direction that has alarmed some of America’s most influential retired soldiers.

Trump Mobile visit raises difficult issues for veterans

Trump Mobile visit raises difficult issues for veterans

Ahead of Donald Trump’s visit to Mobile Saturday, powerful national veterans’ groups are asking the president-elect to hold off on appointing a new Veterans Affairs Secretary amid concerns that it will undo the progress made by the agency after years of mismanagement.

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