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Privacy Violations Rising At Veterans Affairs Medical Facilities

When Anthony McCann opened a thick manila envelope from the Department of Veterans Affairs last year, he expected to find his own medical records inside.

Veterans Fight for Power to Bring Class-Action Lawsuits Over Benefits

A group of veterans who have each waited more than a year to have disability claims reviewed say they are being denied a right granted to most Americans—the ability to team up and bring class-action lawsuits to fight grievances.

Beating the VA Diabetic Testing Racket

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor The Department of Veterans Affairs, in order to comply with GOP cutbacks, has tightened up on many things, most of...

Group aims to end homelessness for veterans on First Coast

They fought for us -- now it's our turn to fight for them. That's what Five Star Veterans Centersays needs to be done to help veterans fend off homelessness.

VA Proposes expanded disability compensation eligibility Camp Lejune Veterans

VA announced today that it plans to propose expanded disability compensation eligibility for Veterans exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Tucson VA launches clinic for transgender veterans

The Southern Arizona VA Health Care System will soon become the fourth in the country with special clinic hours for transgender veterans, those who were born male but identify as female, or vice versa.

Excerpts from Press Call in Advance of Rubio’s Proposal on the...

Like the entire GOP presidential field, Marco Rubio’s plans for our country’s veterans are backwards and out-of-touch. In advance of his proposal to privatize the Department of Veterans Affairs tomorrow, Congressman Ruben Gallego and Iowa Democratic Party Vice Chair Danny Homan held a press call discussing how Rubio will offer no ideas.

VA Health Care Officials Hold Town Hall For Veterans

Senior leaders with the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System say they're looking for feedback from veterans.

VA Program Helps Incarcerated Veterans Transition Back Into Society

When I first met Shaun Tullar, he was locked up in the Vista Detention Facility in San Diego County, Calif.

Veterans express frustration to VA over Camp Lejeune benefits

Robert Shuster of Hudson stood up Saturday at a public meeting with the Department of Veterans Affairs and federal scientists studying the health effects of polluted drinking at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

VA Makes Changes to Veterans Choice Program

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a number of changes to make participation in the Veterans Choice Program easier and more convenient for Veterans who need to use it.

VA expands Choice program for veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday expanded the pool of veterans who can use the new Choice Program to get care at private hospitals and clinics, as the troubled department moved to firmly embrace the reforms Congress passed last year to clean up the wait-list scandal.

VA officials Rubens, Graves demoted to general worker status

Two senior Department of Veterans Affairs officials accused of scamming the hiring system in the agency for financial gain were demoted Friday, the VA said in a statement released late in the day.

VA looks to revamp private care for veterans in ambitious plan

The Department of Veterans Affairs will unveil a wide-reaching plan to Congress Wednesday to merge and expand its unwieldy networks of private doctors, an acknowledgment that the government cannot address a surging demand from veterans for medical care alone.

VA Police Falsely Arrest Mr. Patriot and Confiscate His American Flags

Just when you thought the VA couldn't swim any deeper into the cesspool of crime, corruption and retaliation, they plunged to even lower depths when they issued a falsified arrest citation to “Mr. Patriot” (Ted Hayes) for hanging two American Flags on the front fence outside the VA’s National Veterans Home and then forcefully removed and confiscated them as “evidence.”

Veterans Affairs pays $142 million in bonuses amid scandals

The Department of Veterans Affairs doled out more than $142 million in bonuses to executives and employees for performance in 2014 even as scandals over veterans' health care and other issues racked the agency.

Veterans Day 2015: What’s Open, What’s Closed, And Who’s Giving Out...

Veterans Day is observed on November 11, 2015, and not only are people across the nation trying to find out what’s open and what’s closed on the federal holiday, veterans and active members of the U.S. Military are wondering where they get get a free or discounted meal on Wednesday.

VA wrongly tells veterans they’re dead, cuts off benefits

Mike Rieker, a 69-year-old Navy veteran who served in Vietnam, relies on his Veterans Affairs benefits to get him through the month.

Legion Commander to VA: ‘Hold People Accountable’

The leader of the nation’s largest veterans organization called a senior VA official’s concession during a congressional hearing tonight that the department has an accountability problem “one of the understatements of the year.”

Trump announces plan to improve veterans’ health care

Donald Trump, never one to do anything small, on Saturday chose one of the largest battleships the Navy has ever built to roll out his plan to “make the VA great again.”

VA Retaliates Against Veteran Whistleblower With False Arrest and Confiscation of...

Under the apparent orders of top VA officials, VA police issued a deceptive arrest citation and confiscated the American Flags of Veteran whistleblower Bob Rosebrock at the Old Veterans Guard’s 397th consecutive Sunday Rally to “Save Our Veterans Land” and to “Bring Our Homeless Veterans HOME.”

The VA, Another American War We Don’t Talk About

By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor As a 100% combat disabled veteran and editor of the largest military and veterans new site, I have spent years...

Sanders stretched truth on VA record during debate, some vets say

Sen. Bernie Sanders touted his record on veterans' issues during Tuesday's debate, citing his position as the former chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs when Congress provided billions of extra dollars to boost healthcare for veterans last year.

Obama taps D.C. lawyer Michael Missal as new Veterans Affairs’ watchdog

President Obama is nominating Michael Missal, a Washington attorney who specializes in government enforcement and internal investigations, to be the new chief watchdog at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs.

VA Announces $12.8 Million in GPD Transition in Place Renewal Funding

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald has announced $12.8 million in renewal funding through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program to 20 community agencies that currently provide transitional housing with supportive services for homeless veterans under the Transition in Place (TIP) model.

VA Secretary McDonald Must be Fired, Posthaste!

The VA bureaucrats under direct supervision of VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald and in collusion with Los Angeles City and Neighborhood Council officials, hijacked a well-conceived plan by the Old Veterans Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America, Region 9, and Justiceville USA for an emergency Skid Row Humanitarian Relief Crusade and "Search and Rescue" mission for homeless Veterans.

VA Announces $4 Million in GPD Special Needs Renewal Funding to...

Today, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald announced the award of $4 million in renewal funding offered through the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program to 21 community agencies that currently provide enhanced services for homeless veterans with special needs.

No Deed Goes Unpunished: A Documentary Film about the Los Angeles...

A recently released 11-minute documentary film produced by an Iraqi War Marine Combat Veteran offers a revealing and shameful history of the massive land-fraud scandal at the most corrupt VA in the nation that exiled thousands of war-injured Veterans and forces them to live homeless and hungry in Skid Row and back-alley squalor while wealthy non-Veteran special interest groups have taken over.

VA Secretary and LA Mayor Celebrate

oon after VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced they would not be able to end Veteran homelessness in Los Angeles by the end of the year as promised, it was rumored they were spotted at a local drinking establishment celebrating.

Over 300,000 Die of VA Neglect, Inspector General Report Cites

300,000 murders, thousands of suspects and no arrests

Minnesota and Wisconsin veterans are facing thousands of dollars in old...

Recently, members of Congress were notified that the VA discovered unbilled copay amounts for inpatient care provided to veterans over a five-year period.

This Senate bill would hurt good VA workers, including many veterans

I want to educate Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, my fellow veterans and the general public about Senate Bill 1082, the VA Accountability Act, and the scorn that is being unjustifiably heaped on the rank-and-file employees of Veterans Affairs facilities.

VA planned to ration drugs for sick veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs officials mulled a plan to ration expensive medications after asking Congress for $500 million to pay for the same drugs.

Former executive convicted of bribing former director of Cleveland VA Medical...

A Virginia executive was convicted by a federal jury on 14 counts related to providing things of value to the former director of the Cleveland and Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center in exchange for confidential information about VA construction projects, law enforcement officials said.

Los Angeles VA shredded veterans’ claims instead of processing them, IG...

The Los Angeles VA shredded veterans’ benefit claims without ever processing them, the department’s inspector general said in a report Tuesday that suggests the problems exposed last year continue.

Obama Celebrates the End of Veteran Homelessness

by Robert L. Rosebrock   LOS ANGELES - Two years ago while speaking before the national convention of Disabled American Veterans in Florida, President Barack Obama...

Jeb Bush Pledges Major Overhaul for Veterans Affairs, Promises to Fix...

Looking to steady his presidential bid that seems to be stumbling, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is pitching an overhaul of how the country treats veterans as he campaigns Monday in South Carolina.

VA Announces Availability of SSVF Funds for WY, NE, IN

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

House veterans chairman: VA should fire bad workers faster, and rest...

The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Monday the troubled VA should fire problem employees faster and that Congress should make it easier for the entire government to dismiss bad workers.

Secretary tells veterans group there is no substitute for the VA

Somedays the Department of Veterans Affairs catches more criticism than any other federal agency.