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Why Veterans Groups Are Worried About Privatization Of The VA

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

Top Republicans’ growing support for privatization of the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system is frightening some veterans groups...

The VA Can't Seem To Fix A Computer Glitch That's Denying Health Care To 29,000 Combat Vets

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been seven months since top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs learned that tens of thousands of combat vets were bei...

Bernie Sanders Had A Great Response To War Hawks

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday offered a striking rebuttal to criticisms of his anti-war views, saying that he is opposed ...

Leaked Document: 35,000 Combat Vets Denied VA Health Care Enrollment Due To Computer Error

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 35,000 combat veterans are being denied health care enrollment by the Department of Veterans Affairs because of a computer sy...

Congressman Conducts His Own Survey To See How Veterans Feel About VA Health Care

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

  WASHINGTON -- Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) wanted to see for himself how veterans in his district are faring with health care they receive thr...

Ryan Grim

Nearly One-Third Of 847,000 Vets With Pending Applications For VA Health Care Already Died | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 238,000 of the 847,000 veterans with pending applications for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs have alre...

Jennifer Bendery

Sens. Bernie Sanders, John McCain Announce Bipartisan Deal On Veterans Care Bill | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced Thursday that they have reached a deal on bipartisan legislation aimed ...

VA Health Care Nominee Withdraws Name From Consideration

Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

By MATTHEW DALY, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to be the top health official at the Veterans Affairs Dep...

Ryan Grim

Here's The Simple Reason Congress Hasn't Fixed The VA | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2011, a significant chunk of the congressional agenda was taken up by banks and merchants battling over swipe fees -- namely, how muc...

Kasey Varner

New Report On VA Health Care Tries Novel Approach: Ask Veterans | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A congressional report being released Wednesday takes a novel approach to measuring wait times and health care quality within the Depart...

Changes Are Coming To The Embattled Veterans Affairs Health Care System

AP | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — An interim director will take over the embattled Phoenix VA Health Care System on Monday, the Department of Veterans Affairs announce...

Veterans Re-enlistment

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Veterans's re-enlistment

Dozens Of Veterans Priorities Rolled Into One Bill

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's hard to vote against veterans these days. Majority Leader Harry Reid is counting on voters as well as lawmakers feeling that...

A Young Veteran's First Encounter With VA Health Care

Tom Aiello | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tom Aiello

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.

Veterans Are Vital Part of the '47 Percent'

Patrick Murphy | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Patrick Murphy

When Mitt Romney says he isn't concerned about 47 percent of the country, his words and past actions prove to veterans and military families that his values couldn't be further from those that we all share.

Honoring Our Heroes

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

The VA's passive system forces veterans to figure out on their own what benefits they are eligible for. It is outrageous that after all these brave men and women have done for our country that our government allows so many of them to fall through the cracks.

Veterans Health Care: Why It's The Wrong Time To Privatize

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

Before we take the VA health system away from veterans, we should look at the facts.