This April 1, 2015 photo shows the Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility in North Las Vegas.
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VA Is Still A ‘High Risk’ For Mismanagement And Waste, Government Report Says
The Government Accountability Office first designated the VA a high risk in 2015, and says not enough improvement has been made to change that.
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Here’s How Trump’s Hiring Freeze Could Hurt Veterans
The hiring freeze could hit veterans looking for federal jobs and those seeking health care at the VA.
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kevin Grabowsky, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron kisses his wife’s pregnant tummy after returning from deployment, April 25, 2013, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.
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VA Will Finally Cover Assisted-Reproduction Technology For Service-Related Injuries
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) stewarded legislation to remove a ban that has been in place since the 1990s.
An x-ray of Timothy Kuncl's ankle, showing the numerous screws installed to repair the fracture.
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Amputated Right Leg Will Be Most Important Witness In This VA Malpractice Suit
Kuncl donated the amputated portion of his leg to a local group that trains rescue dogs. The group preserved it and it is now the most important evidence in his case.
On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald and senior VA staff testified before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs on The State of VA Health Care, at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.
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VA Employees Received Millions In Improper Incentives, According To New Report
The report found that the VA comprehensively misused incentive programs, but the agency doesn’t like the way the programs are structured.
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers remarks in Youngstown, Ohio, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.
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Trump Just Met With A New Potential Nominee For VA Secretary
Veterans Affairs and the Department of Agriculture are the only cabinet posts still without a nominee.
The Veterans Affairs backlog in 2012
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Think Your VA Rating Is Wrong? Here’s What You Can Do
If you believe that the VA rated your disability incorrectly, there is a way to refute it.
In this Monday, March 30, 2015 photo, Army veteran Michael Thrun, left, and Navy veteran Thomas Berry sit in wheelchairs as they wait for their rides following treatment at the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Medical Center in Seattle. In an analysis of six months of appointment data at 940 VA hospitals and clinics nationwide from September 2014 to February 2015, the majority of Veterans Administration medical facilities in Washington state are meeting timeliness goals for scheduling doctor visits, but centers in Walla Walla, Vancouver and Chehalis have yet to hit their targets.
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Don’t Ditch The VA Now That It’s Finally Improving
The VA outperforms the private sector in many areas, according to a Harvard Business School case study.
Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, addresses the 117th annual VFW National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
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The One Problem That Will Make Or Break Trump’s Pick For VA Secretary
The problems in the VA don’t stem from the top, but from middle management, which is entrenched in bureaucracy and plausible deniability.
Phoenix VA Health Care System in Arizona.
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VA Discloses Ratings Of Its 146 Medical Centers
Of the 146 medical centers rated, 120 of them, or 82 percent, improved in the past year, according to the VA.
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New Law Allows Injured Vets To Get Refund On Taxes They Were Never Meant To Pay
Taxes have been mistakenly withheld as far back as the First Gulf War.
President Barack Obama delivers a health care address to a joint session of Congress at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 2009.
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Congress Passes Gutted Veterans Reform Bill
They passed a few good ideas, but left most of the substance out for now.