December 15, 2017

President Trump Signs Another Bill to Reform The VA

After speaking to the American Legion in Reno Wednesday, President Trump signed the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017, which will allow veterans to appeal or ask questions about their benefits in a more timely and organized fashion. “No longer will veterans be kept waiting for years to get an answer to their appeals. […]

Trump Is Considering Measures To Privatize The VA

A transition official a part of GOP President-elect Donald Trump’s team ratcheted up tensions with veterans’ groups Wednesday after the official said Trump is thinking about moves to privatize at least part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Such a bold move is opposed not only by most veterans’ advocacy groups, but also by the […]

One-Third of VA Suicide Hotline Calls Go Unanswered Due to Government Employees Leaving Early

Earlier this year we learned the VA suicide hotline, which is supposed to serve as a crucial, last ditch resource for veterans in dire need, often times goes unanswered and straight to voicemail. Now a new report from PBS shows up to a third of all veteran calls to the suicide hotline go unanswered due […]

VA Blows $408 Million On Solar Panels While Veterans Await Care

A lot can be done with four years and eight million dollars — except putting solar panels on a Veterans Affairs parking garage, apparently. The project began in 2012 at the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., and isn’t expected to be finished until early 2017. But the lagging construction at the […]

Report: Billions in New Spending Failed to Fix VA Problems, Made Some Worse

Amid public outrage over the deadly wait list manipulation scandal that consumed the federal Department of Veterans Affairs in 2014, politicians on both sides of the aisle demanded accountability and reforms. As usual, many Democrats blamed the agency’s systemic corruption on funding shortfalls, which was an inaccurate red herring. Nevertheless, Congress allocated billions in additional dollars for […]

WATCH: The VA Declared Thousands Of Living Veterans Dead, Cut Off Their Benefits

When the VA isn’t leaving veterans to die waiting in line for healthcare at hospitals across the country, the disastrous system is declaring veterans who are alive and well…dead. VA officials are now admitting the agency declared more than 4,000 living veterans, dead, cutting off their benefits. Navy Veteran Mike Rieker from Florida is one […]

VA Inspector General Report: 307,000 Veterans May Have Died Waiting For Health Care

Editor’s Note: Headline has been changed. The unreliable processing/data collection within the VA’s Enrollment System regarding health claims means that it’s possible that 307,000 may have died while awaiting health care. We don’t know for sure since the system was never updated on a consistent basis, nor did they have “adequate procedures” to do so. […]

VA Reform: Another Obama “Success Story”

Eight months ago, President Obama put on a grand show for the troops. Surrounded by new Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, assorted politicians, military leaders and a bevy of TV cameras, the commander in chief signed the “Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act.” He’s good at inking things. Obama condemned the “inexcusable conduct” at […]

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