Marine Corps veteran Nancy Brown qualifies for a program that allows her to see a private doctor because she lives about 60 miles from the nearest VA hospital in Richmond, Virginia, but she was turned down recently when she sought an appointment to treat her ailing knee.
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It is no secret that the VA medical system has been surrounded by controversy, from long wait times at facilities across the country to the most recent allegations of poor patient conditions in Manchester.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has removed two top officials at New Hampshire’s only veterans hospital and ordered a review of the facility starting Monday amid allegations of “dangerously substandard care.”
Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, probably the most unlikely member of Trump’s cabinet, is off to a quick start.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is expected to meet Wednesday with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly on a range of immigration policy issues, including efforts to end the deportation of veterans.
A seminar on death benefits for veterans will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. July 20 at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
As they return this week from a July Fourth break, lawmakers are set to discuss Department of Veterans Affairs health care, its 2018 budget
The last time Forrest Cornelius, 51, shopped in a base exchange was 1989 when he completed his six-year stint in the Marine Corps. He recalls saving 10 to 15 percent on department store goods and that shoppers paid no sales tax.
According to a June 21 article in The San Marcos Corridor News, following through on a key promise from less than a month ago
Area veterans attended a town hall this week held by the Marion Veterans Affairs Medical Center at the Effingham American Legion Post 120.
A document obtained by Lee Newspapers suggests closing the 29-bed Veterans Affairs nursing home in Miles City, as well as reducing hours at outpatient clinics in Montana and Wyoming, but a spokesman for the VA says the document is just for “brainstorming” purposes and closures are not plann
Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin plans integration for VA, private health sector services
Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin said Tuesday he plans to evaluate ways the VA can integrate services with private health sectors based on geographic region.
President Trump calls Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin his “hundred-to-nothing man” because Shulkin’s confirmation got the votes of all 100 senators. That unanimity is turning out to be a red flag
Congress approved long-sought legislation Tuesday to make firing employees easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs, part of an effort urged by President Trump to fix a struggling agency serving millions of veterans.
A key federal official who helps adjudicate claims by veterans who say they were exposed to Agent Orange has downplayed the risks of the chemical herbicide and questioned the findings of scientists
The Justice Department has declined to prosecute two Veterans Affairs Department executives after lawmakers accused them of misleading Congress about massive cost overruns at a Denver-area VA hospital.
June is Posttraumatic Stress Awareness Month, and the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center is using this time to reach out to veterans to make sure they know help is available.
The secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs says veterans shouldn’t have to wait for a better medical record system, so he’s citing a public interest exception to federal contracting rules and tapping a private company — without competitive bidding, to build a new system.
Our nation has the health of 740,000 veterans on hold. Some are waiting for five to 10 years to find out whether they can get care. Some are traveling to Chicago instead of 15 miles across the Mississippi River.
Two years after 2nd Judicial District Veterans Court was instituted, the numbers show that veterans don’t seem too keen on finishing the program.
Advocates for military veterans say the VA’s effort to remove longstanding barriers to care is “great” but only a short first step to reducing the department’s “top clinical priority” — suicide.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has warned that scammers have set up a fake phone line targeting vets and their families who want to call the Veterans Choice Program.
Depending on where they live, veterans in northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin going to a VA hospital will end up either at Hines Hospital in Chicago, Middleton Memorial Hospital in Madison, or the Iowa City Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Each year, Memorial Day serves as a reminder that there is a cost to freedom. The brave men and women in our U.S. military and their families have given of themselves to protect this great nation and they have earned our admiration and our respect.
Eugene Walsh and Mike Brown are both U.S. Army infantry veterans who served overseas
A New Hampshire veteran was nearly forced to operate on himself after he says the Department Veterans Affairs refused to pay his medical bill.
Michael Holmes, terminated from his job as director of the Licking County Veterans Service Office, caused “substantial financial loss to the county” and veterans benefits to be denied, according to an internal disciplinary report.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says his department is seeking to close perhaps more than 1,100 VA facilities nationwide as it develops plans to allow more veterans to receive medical care in the private sector.
Scammers have developed yet another way to trick people out of their hard-earned money, this time targeting veterans.
The Veterans Affairs Department said it would need “billions of dollars in additional appropriations” to work through the 470,000 appeals that are now pending in the Veterans Benefits Administration and Board of Veterans Appeals as of April 1.