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Coburn Shows Height of Washington's Hypocrisy Toward Veterans

Rep. Ruben Gallego | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics
Rep. Ruben Gallego

Last week we saw a perfect example of how screwed up priorities have gotten in Congress. When the financial sector demanded a provision weakening regulations on risky derivative trading, Congress obliged. When veterans asked for $22 million over five years for a suicide prevention program, Sen. Coburn blocked the entire bill.

'All Quiet on the Western Front' - A Farewell to Arms, Legs, Youth and Hope

Joseph Cooper | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Can a WWI novel shame the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs into caring for the spotters, coordinators, trainers, and advisors who have to deal with the convert-or-die genocides of ISIS?

Biden: U.S. Won't Rest Until VA Problems Are Fixed

AP | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is telling veterans that the Obama administration won't rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs ...

A Turning Point

Zachary Bell | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Zachary Bell

I am not sure if hell has theme music, but if it does I imagine that it is the exact same as the call-waiting music of the VA. The biggest issue is actually getting into the door to your appointment.

Veterans Turning Elsewhere For Medical Help

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic violence and abuse who was seeki...

VA Solutions Should Start With Transparency

Leah Binder | Posted 08.18.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

So how does the VA compare? We don't know. We don't have much data publicly available to begin with, and we have virtually nothing that compares VA hospitals with other American hospitals.

Senate Bill Would Double Veterans' Health Spending

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spending on veterans' health care could double in three years under the Senate's solution to the long waits experienced by thousan...

FBI To Investigate VA Hospitals

AP | By ERIC TUCKER | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs after a scathing watchdog report that found sw...

This City Tops The Nation With Longest Wait Time For New Veteran Patients

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Veterans Affairs medical centers have come under criticism for long wait times for care. Here is a list of the facilities with the longest average wai...

Audit: Over 57,000 New Patients Awaiting Appointments At VA Hospitals, Clinics

AP | By MATTHEW DALY | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 57,000 U.S. military veterans have been waiting 90 days or more for their first VA medical appointments, and an addition...

The VA Scandal Proves We Need Four More Years of Obama

Brian Joyce | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Brian Joyce

With all due respect to Sen. McCain, I have a different take on this. I, too, am outraged by the lack of care that many of our veterans have received, but I'm not at all bewildered by it. In fact, I saw it coming for years.

Leadership: 'Strong and Wrong' Over 'Weak and Right?'

Rick Horowitz | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Can mild-mannered get the job done? ...

VA Audit Finds Pressured Schedulers Masked Wait Times

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

An audit of Department of Veterans Affairs health facilities found an "overly complicated scheduling process" showing appointments' wait times were ma...

In Defense of the Veteran's Administration, at Least in West L.A.!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I joined the V.A. when I was spending thousands of dollars a month on my heart and blood pressure medications, but once I had an assigned doctor, they handled it all.

A Gettysburg Address Call to Arms -- Health Care Arms

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.02.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago, Louisa May Alcott brought forth a collection of letters conceived in her relatively brief service as a volunteer nurse, and dedicated to the proposition that not all military hospitals were created equal.

My Day at the VA

Christina Brown | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
Christina Brown

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?

Is San Francisco Anti-military? The Right Has it Wrong

Geri Spieler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geri Spieler

Yet, not that many years ago in Stockton, California, Tammy was homeless, addicted to drugs for more years than she cares to admit.