Veterans Health Administration

Robert McDonald, left, President Obama’s nominee to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, meets with Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor […]


Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson answers reporters questions about improvements within the medical care system during a visit to the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., Friday, July 11, 2014. During the visit, Gibson met with the medical center's staff and some veterans. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

In rush to cut benefits backlog, VA made errors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rush to cut a huge backlog of claims for disability benefits, the Department of Veterans Affairs is making payments to tens of thousands of veterans without adequate medical evidence that […]


Penny and Phil Sound Bite

Bob Costantini: VA official apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation

The House Veteran’s Affairs Committee held a rare night-time hearing to discuss claims of retaliation against those who blew the whistle on problems with the VA health care system. Penny and Phil discussed the details with NBC News […]


US Department of Veterans Affairs (AP Photo)

VA officials probe into LA-area records

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With veterans’ health facilities under fire nationally for allegedly altering patient logs to downplay long wait times for vets to see doctors, Los Angeles-area VA officials said today they had no […]


Wait times for LA veterans tops in California

WASHINGTON (AP) – Patients seeking care through the VA’s Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System are waiting an average of 56 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor — four times longer than […]


Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., a member of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, questions witnesses from the Department of Veterans Affairs as the panel investigates allegations of gross mismanagement and misconduct at VA hospitals possibly leading to patient deaths, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Report: 1,700 vets left off VA hospital wait list

PHOENIX (AP) — 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, he now […]



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