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What it was like for this retired Navy pilot to wake up from a coma in the middle of a pandemic
Why are the TV news people in regular clothes, and why are they broadcasting from their homes?
Here’s the list of military clinics that will no longer serve retirees and families
Pentagon officials on Wednesday released a list of military treatment facilities and clinics that will no longer provide care to military retirees and active-duty families as part of a shift...
Internal memo says over 30 military hospitals will soon stop treating families and retirees
"It is estimated that approximately 200,000 Military Health System beneficiaries ... will transition to civilian providers," the memo says.
How we found out about a shocking loophole in a military policy meant to protect victims of domestic violence
Task & Purpose reporter Haley Britzky explains how she found out that a military policy meant to help victims of domestic violence may end up doing more harm than good, due...
An Army colonel’s alleged abuse saddled his wife with ongoing medical needs. Escaping him could bring that care to a screeching halt.
"The look in his eyes … I did not know that man."
Mental health care isn’t one-and-done — like any journey, you have to commit
While more veterans are seeking mental health care, they aren't getting the long-term treatment they need
An Army vet’s widow got her meds from a South Carolina naval hospital for 12 years. Then a $10,000 bill arrived
Claretha Singleton, widow of an Army veteran who died of lung cancer years after exposure to Agent Orange, filled her prescriptions at the Naval Hospital Beaufort for 12 years. Last...
A new law would help cover medical costs for retired military working dogs
"It is unacceptable for these heroes to be euthanized or to go without necessary medical treatment during their retirement."
Celebrate Veterans Day by accessing all your VA health records straight from your iPhone
Apple began working with the VA this summer to allow access to VA health records on iPhones and other Apple mobile devices
In leaked documents, Army family reports waiting weeks to have gas line and roof leaks fixed in on-base housing
"Spouses feel they are unable to advocate effectively for their families."
The Atlanta VA has abandoned more than 200,000 health care applications this year alone
An arm of the Veterans Affairs Department in Atlanta eliminated 208,272 applications from across the country for health care early this year amid efforts to shrink a massive backlog of...
How The ‘Golden Hour’ Created A Crisis In Care For The Deployed Warfighter
In 2009, the Department of Defense introduced the so-called 'Golden Hour' mandate. This led to the development of systems that … Continued
Sharing Stories Of War And Racism In The VA Waiting Room
I showed up an hour early to my post op appointment today. I decide to sit in the waiting room … Continued
TRICARE Just Added Important New Mental Health And Drug Benefits
Substance abuse and mental health issues are on the rise in the military community, and TRICARE — the insurance provider … Continued
Did Congress Just Screw 7 Million Vets Out Of Their Tax Credits?
A bill to repeal Obamacare has made it through the House, again — and this time, it’s for real. But … Continued
A Law Against ‘Double Dipping’ Is Forcing Disabled Vets To Pay Back Separation Benefits
The White House, Department of Veteran Affairs, and members of Congress are moving fast on veterans issues in 2017. They’re … Continued
Here’s A Look At The VA’s New Yelp-Style Ratings Website
The Department of Veterans Affairs today officially launched a new, searchable Yelp-style ratings website for VA medical centers — a … Continued
A Congressman Just Proposed The World’s Greatest Health Care Plan. Literally
Finally, years after it became a rallying cry for Republicans across the country, a GOP bill to repeal and replace … Continued
How Much Health Care Can You Buy For The Price Of An iPhone? This Much
Americans have “got to make a choice,” Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz from Utah told CNN this morning, referring to his … Continued
5 Things You Need to Know About the GOP’s Obamacare Replacement
On Monday, congressional Republicans finally released their plan to remake the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as Obamacare. Repealing and … Continued
Rural Veterans In Need Of Care Face Uncertainty, Isolation
For rural veteran Mickey Ireson, appointments at the Department of Veterans Affairs are a source of apprehension and stress, rather … Continued
5 Mistakes Troops Make When They Transition
Your transition out of the military can be complicated. It seems pretty easy at first: complete your out-processing checklist, get your … Continued