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VA Boasts ‘Positive Outcomes’ While Veteran Suicides Are Unchanged

Grabbing headlines, VA spun “positive outcomes” to create the appearance of progress while veteran suicide numbers increase for younger veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs...

‘All’ Veteran Cancer Survivors To Be Enrolled In New Genetic Testing...

The Department of Veterans Affairs is rolling out a genetic testing program for all cancer survivors starting with Durham VA Medical Center linked to...

Trump Pumps More Money Into VA Budget, ‘Biggest Ever’

The Trump Administration proposed a 10 percent budget increase for the Department of Veterans Affairs to a record $220 billion. The budget proposal included $123.2...

Senior VISN 6 Officials Unlawfully Accessed Veteran’s Medical Records

A recent report shows senior VISN 6 officials unlawfully accessed confidential medical records of an employee who is also a veteran. The employee, Joseph Edger,...

$950k Settlement: Veteran ‘Gutted Like A Fish’ By Incompetent VA Surgeon

One veteran will receive $950,000 after he was “gutted like a fish” by a VA surgeon who was on probation and fined by the...

New List Shows VA ‘High-Risk’ For Poor Accountability

In congressional testimony, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro stated VA procurement still suffers from “fundamental management weaknesses and is one of the most challenged in...

New Veterans Suicide Executive Order Signed By President

President Donald Trump created a new Cabinet-level task force by signing a new executive order called the PREVENTS initiative. The executive order creates a task...

GAO Report Shows Disqualified VA Doctors Hired To Treat Veterans

In a new report, GAO impugned the quality and safety of VA health care revealing the agency hired unqualified doctors to treat veterans. The watchdog...

TDIU: How To Get Total Disability Individual Unemployability In 2019

Individual Unemployability (IU) is one of the top VA benefits for disabled veterans, but a lot of confusion and myths surround the benefit that...

Why Do So Many Vehemently Oppose Veterans Leaving VA Health Care?

The back and forth over Veterans Choice as expanded under the Mission Act is just starting to heat up with three major positions. Those...

Veteran Shoots ER Doctor At West Palm Beach VA

Reports of a veteran shooter late Wednesday night were confirmed by witnesses as is the FBI investigation into the incident. A wheelchair-bound double amputee reportedly...

Higher VA.gov Satisfaction Rates Reported After Site Redesign

The Department of Veterans Affairs saw a significant increase in VA.gov satisfaction rates after a one-year redesign and launch in November 2018. The agency teamed...

Military’s All-Male Draft Unconstitutional Rules Federal Judge

The all-male military draft is unconstitutional according to a federal judge in Texas in a ruling challenging the decades-old practice. While the restrictions premising an...

60-Minutes: FDA Wrong To Allow Long Term Use Of Opioids Says...

CBS 60 Minutes plans to air its interview with a former FDA commissioner that the agency was wrong to allow long term use of...

Veterans Affairs Launches New Claims And Appeals Modernization Process

The Department of Veterans Affairs just released its new procedures governing benefits claims and appeals as part of the 2017 appeals modernization laws. This is...

CDC Surveillance Project To Access Veterans’ Health Records

Veterans' health records will now be accessed for a CDC surveillance project to evaluate public health data. In a press release, VA says it will...

VA Voc Rehab Counselor Gets 11 Years Prison, Defrauded 88 Disabled...

One VA employee working as a Voc Rehab Counselor was sentenced Friday to 11 years for defrauding 88 disabled veterans in a $2 million...

VA Benefits Rolls Out Biggest Appeals Changes In Decades Next Week

The biggest changes to VA benefits appeals in decades will roll out next week that will speed up some claims at the expense of...

Apple To Access VA Health Records In New iPhone App Release

In a new partnership with VA, Apple will now access VA health records through numerous iPhone apps for veterans willing to accept convenience over...

VA Voc Rehab Counselor Guilty In $2 Mil Bribe Scheme, Steered...

According to DOJ, one VA Voc Rehab Counselor pled guilty of steering veterans into a bad retraining program in exchange for kickbacks that duped...