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Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – November 18, 2013

Veterans and elected officials gathered Saturday morning at the first Veterans Legislative Forum to discuss the main issues veterans face today…

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 07, 2013

VA is introducing a new kind of nurse at its medical centers across the country, and it’s making a big difference in the level of care patients are receiving. They’re called Clinical Nurse Leaders.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 13, 2013

We hear daily about the high rate of Veteran suicides. Can one person make a difference?

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – September 04, 2013

September is National Preparedness Month. VA reminds Veterans receiving health care that they need to be prepared. Check out this story for great online links to valuable check lists!

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – April 17, 2013

Seven out of 10 Veterans and service members obtain services from private health care providers, making it difficult for the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense to maintain a complete record of a patient’s health care.

Care and Benefits for Veterans Strengthened by $153 Billion VA Budget

Continuing the transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs into a 21st century organization, the President has proposed a $152.7 billion budget, a 10.2 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2013, that will support VA’s goals to expand access to health care and other benefits, eliminate the disability claims backlog, and end homelessness among Veterans.

General Shinseki Ordered to Surrender

General Eric K. Shinseki (Ret. USA), Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has continuously failed our Military Veterans, including failing to file and execute disability claims in a timely manner and to provide quality healthcare and housing for disabled homeless Veterans, particularly in Los Angeles where there’s already a National Veterans Home established 125 years ago, but the buildings are vacant and rat-infested while the land is misappropriated for non-Veteran use.

VA Mental Health Care – Ensuring Timely Access to High-Quality Care

It is now 10 years since the United States went to war in Iraq and the war in Afghanistan before that. The cost of these wars has been very high.

Camp Lejeune Veterans: Health Care for 15 Conditions

Did you serve on active duty at the U.S. Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, from January 1, 1957 through December 31, 1987?

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 05, 2013

A new bill introduced Sunday in the US House of Representatives that, if passed, would expand telehealth services in Medicare and Medicaid programs has garnered the support of The American Telemedicine Association.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – October 10, 2012

Your courage, your determination and your drive all led you to serve America proudly. Those same characteristics will also lead to satisfaction and success in adaptive sports

Returning Veterans to Functionality

A close up of a person with a prosthetic leg walking down a wooden staircaseThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides Kinesiotherapy services to Veterans and Servicemembers by using scientifically based exercises that are modified to enhance the strength, endurance, and mobility of individuals with physical limitations or those requiring extended physical conditioning.

VA Continues to Reduce Gender Disparities in Health Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a report that shows improvement in gender disparities in 12 out of 14 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures in VA since 2008.

Veteran Care Delayed

Veterans filing for benefits with the US Department of Veterans Affairs are standing in line.

VA to Expand Health Care Service

As part of the continuing effort to provide world-class health care closer to where more Veterans live, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs today announced plans to open 13 new community-based outpatient clinics in nine states.

Liars and Thieves, GOP Spends Billions To Misinform about Obambacare and...

We are going to start with one GOP fairytale, health care. Their position is the 1986 law, called EMPALA (Emergency Medial Treatment and Active Labor Act) guarantees uninsured Americans quality medical care. This is a total lie.

VA Announces Contract for New Butler Facility

The Department of Veterans Affairs has selected Westar Development Company of Aurora, Ohio, to build a health care center in Butler, Pa.

What Kind of Society Do Americans Want? – An Analysis (9...

On 7 May 2012 a new study came out on healthcare in the United States. Based on research carried out by the Urban Institute, the report is published in the journal Health Affairs.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 26, 2012

Make the Connection is a portal to the stories of Veterans who have overcome the challenges that can occur after the military. Hear stories like yours, or browse the resource page to help start down your own path toward recovery.

PACT – The Pioneering Future of VA Health Care

In support of VA’s Universal Health Care Services Plan to redesign health care delivery, San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) has implemented Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACT).

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – January 11, 2012

It's not just the troops who go to war, but families as well. Read about the experience of war on the homefront, told by the father of an Iraq Veteran, on VAntage Point.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 29, 2011

VA's GI Bill page can help you apply for education benefits, answer frequently asked questions, and even help you decide on the best school that suits your needs. Also, keep up to date with the Post-9/11 GI Bill Facebook page.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – December 28, 2011

Sally Ann Homes, M.D., the spinal cord injury care line executive at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, recently received the Operation American Heroes Foundation Founder’s Award.

Get Enrolled for VA Health Care

One of the first steps Veterans should take following retirement or separation from the military is to enroll in the VA for health care.

Veteran Caregiver Support

Martha Schanno has a full-time job as a Sales Manager for SAE International. She is also a full-time caregiver for her mother, Joan Dunlap, 86-year old Navy Veteran. After Joan took a bad fall, she moved in with her daughter Martha and began treatment at VA Butler Healthcare.

Injured War Contractors Sue Over Health Care, Disability Payments

Private contractors injured while working for the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan filed a class action lawsuit in federal court on Monday, claiming that corporations and insurance companies had unfairly denied them medical treatment and disability payments.

Injured Veterans Wrap Up Sports Clinic

The fourth-annual National Veterans Summer Sports Clinic that drew 100 injured military veterans, including three active-duty Marines, concludes today in San Diego.

Connecting Disabled Veterans with Golf Enriches Lives at Iowa Event

Nearly 240 Veterans with injuries and other disabilities will be in Iowa to participate in the National Veterans TEE (Training, Exposure, and Experience) Tournament Sept. 12-15.

Patient Aligned Care For Our Veterans

A Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) is each Veteran working together with health care professionals to plan for whole-person care and life-long health and wellness.

With Slavery, Injustice For All

People believe that 1865 marked the ending of slavery in America, and they are wrong.

VA Opens Holbrook Telehealth Clinic

Dan Roper, Holbrook facility and nurse manager demonstrates telehealth technology, now allowing Veterans to meet with their doctor without driving to the hospital.

E-Consults Help Veterans ‘Speak’ to their Providers

At the Detroit VA Medical Center, there are now 30 different specialties that have E consults available. E consults are just one of many different ways of delivering quality health care.

Reaching Our Rural Veterans

Did you know that 41% of Veterans live in rural areas? For this reason, since 2007, the Veterans Health Administration Office of Rural Health has been working diligently to provide rural Veterans with greater access to health care.

VA Quality Data Released to Public on CMS Hospital Compare Web...

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical centers are now included in the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Hospital Compare Web site, which measures hospital quality based on what matters most to patients – the outcomes of care.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – July 27, 2011

Did you know VA has an award-winning national TV commercial series? VHA’s Healthcare Recruitment and Retention Office (HRRO) recently received a prestigious 2011 Gold Aster Award for their commercial series “Today’s VA.” The commercial series was developed in collaboration with JWT INSIDE, a recruitment advertising and employment communications agency.

Bariatric Surgery Study Looks at Survival Impact in Older Vets

In the first study to compare survival associated with bariatric surgery in mostly male patients, bariatric surgery was not significantly associated with decreased mortality, according to a research study published in the June 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Universal Healthcare Impossible Without Health Freedom

The biggest, and least informative, political issue of this new century has been the insane push to establish “Universal healthcare.”

The Joint Commission Invites Vets To Apply

The Joint Commission has renewed their interests in granting employment to Veterans by signing on for another year long campaign with Hire Veterans. This is a not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.

Prescription Refills? Hang Up and LOG ON!

With two clicks of your computer mouse VA Prescriptions can be filled with My Healthevet! Eliminate minutes spent waiting on the telephone, time spent gathering up medicine bottles to punch each prescription number into the phone by registering for My HealtheVet!

Use Secure Email to Talk with Your Doctor

Are you tired of leaving messages or playing phone tag with your health care provider? A new secure, online communication tool called “Secure Messaging” is now available for Veterans at the Hines VA Hospital through the VA’s My HealtheVet website at www.myhealth.va.gov.