A series of troubling failings have called into question the care being provided to thousands by the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
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Similarly, much of the debate about VA reform traffics in such nostalgia. The older, more established legacy VSOs continue to defend the VA in its current form, although many younger veterans of the post-9/11 era—most of whom are millennials—have no particular connection to the VA as a system, no particular stake in defending it as such, and tend to think of customer service more in terms of Uber and ZocDoc than do older generations of veterans. This could explain why there is some evidence that post-9/11 veterans are particularly critical of the VA.
Navy veteran Amanda Wirtz looks through her correspondence with the Veteran's Choice program. After the VA couldn't get her an appointment with a specialist, it sent her to the Choice program. But it still took several months for her to get an appointment.
In depth article - get caught up or refresh your memory. I saved this one in my Evernote for reference.
Senate leaders unveiled a massive veterans reform package on Thursday which includes sweeping new accountability rules for Department of Veterans Affairs employees an a dramatic expansion of the veterans caregiver program, and promises of changing th
A new VA Inspector General report faults the VA San Diego Healthcare System for failing to care for a patient with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder before he took his own life on a California gun range in October 2014.
Quote from article "In 2001, the VA prescribed hydrocodone to 1,130 patients. By 2012, those prescriptions had soared to 47,586 patients, a 4,100 percent increase in 11 years."
Well, kids. It's degenerated to that point in the twenty first century where the actual majority of all claims going to the BVA for adjudication are riddled with errors. Instead of just by Regional...
Read this, seriously read this.
2.6 million Americans fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is what life is like for the ones who came home.
This article is from 2014. This veterans says what I've heard many of brothers and sisters say: “When I raised my right hand and said, ‘I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America,’ when I gave them everything I could, I expect the same in return,” said Christopher Steavens, a former Army staff sergeant who was among 819 vets polled.
More than 2,500 employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs were placed on paid leave for at least a month last year, and the agency acknowledges it didn't track the details and the reasons they were sent home, according to newly released information.
Excerpt "Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, writing of VA's "troubled record with respect to the use of administrative leave," suggested that many employees who are sent home have come under internal investigation for whistleblowing about long wait times for medical appointments and other problems with veteran care and benefits."