Several days ago our hotline received a call from the combat zone in Afghanistan from a soldier worrying whether his family would receive the money they need. Think about it. From the combat zone.
In this age of reckless and ballooning entitlement spending, it is equal parts puzzling and dismaying that we as a nation have put so little emphasis on caring for the needs of the bravest and most patriotic among us.
I have to state that the people I encountered in VA health care could not have been nicer and more genuinely interested in my care. But, they try to make the best of a flawed system, as you will see.
True leadership requires putting your state and nation ahead of yourself. It means having the courage to do what's right -- not what their party leaders tell them to. It means honoring our responsibilities -- especially to our military heroes, their families, our children and our seniors.
In a world in which fewer and fewer are serving more and more in increasingly intense combat, the Church must think carefully about her soldier saints and what they have to say not only to us but to those saints beside us who are suffering in stoic silence.
While veterans may be more protected than other constituencies, a government shutdown does not bode well for top priorities within the veterans' community.
Sometimes, something as simple as talking to a Veteran can help them open the door and rediscover what matters most in their life. Whether the Veteran you know has just returned home, or they served years ago, you can be there to support them and help them remember what matters.
"What am I going to eat today?" Curtis Lipscomb wakes up with this gnawing question. It's exactly noon on Saturday.
Who do we trust? Who can we trust? In a world where the NSA and Homeland Security probably know what I'm wearing as I'm typing this article, we are awash in information, but bereft of knowledge and integrity; flooded with stories, but left to die in a drought of truth.
Americans have long had the legal right to their health data, but heretofore it's been a logistical nightmare. Blue Button catapults the U.S.'s healthcare system into the digital age, enabling more people to take control of their own health -- and the health of their loved ones.
I don't think I will ever forget the call I received on Saturday morning, May 21, 2011. An employee of mine called me at home to tell me that Eric was involved in a serious hang-gliding accident the day before. Disbelief and sadness filled me.
When a veteran is seeking mental health care services, the difference of a day, a week or a month can make the difference between life and death. It takes courage for these veterans to stand up and ask for help, and they deserve better than to simply be told to stand in line.
I believe strongly that colleges and universities have an obligation to ensure that our veterans have the knowledge and skills to make the transition to productive civilian lives.
As President Obama celebrates a breakthrough in his administration's handling of veterans' disability claims, one veteran questions, where is the doctor with the cure to healing the ailing VA?
You might be wondering what I was doing at boot camp last week. Well, let me just say that this was a very special kind of boot camp. The Rapid Resul...
The Department of Veterans Affairs is reducing the backlog in disability claims with approaches including Fully Developed Claims, FDCs.