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New VA boss promises improvements

New VA boss promises improvements

The Veterans Affairs Department has reached out to all veterans on official and unofficial waiting lists at the VA’s troubled Phoenix medical center, where a whistleblower first exposed long delays…

Congress rushing to run away from Washington for a month

Congress rushing to run away from Washington for a month

Congress is racing to wrap up legislation addressing chronic problems at the Veterans Affairs Department and a shortfall in highway money ahead of its five-week summer break. Deep divisions cast…

VA: A struggling agency riddled with problems

VA: A struggling agency riddled with problems

Citing “significant and chronic system failures” in the nation’s health system for veterans, a review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency…

Bill to tackle VA problems set for Congress

Bill to tackle VA problems set for Congress

Details of a refashioned bill to address the problems plaguing the federally run veterans’ health care system were released Sunday by its sponsor, the chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs…

Shinseki still had support from many veterans

Shinseki still had support from many veterans

He’s one of them — a disabled veteran who lost part of his right foot to a mine in Vietnam, a soldier who riled his superiors in the Bush years…

VA boss Shinseki resigns under fire

VA boss Shinseki resigns under fire

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday in a personal meeting with President Barack Obama, shortly after publicly apologizing for deep problems plaguing the agency’s health care system that Obama…

More examples of botched medical care by VA

More examples of botched medical care by VA

Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake,…

Can private hospitals take pressure off VA?

Can private hospitals take pressure off VA?

The Obama administration’s decision to allow more veterans to get care at private hospitals could take some pressure off backlogged Veterans Affairs facilities struggling to cope with new patients from…

Obama finally breaks silence on VA debacle

Obama finally breaks silence on VA debacle

After weeks of criticism for a detached response, President Barack Obama is showing new resolve to respond to a growing crisis over veterans’ health care. Obama called in Veterans Affairs…

Obama ‘madder than hell’ over VA problems

Obama ‘madder than hell’ over VA problems

The White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is “madder than hell” about reports of treatment delays at veterans’ hospitals across the country. Top aide Denis McDonough tells…

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