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Veterans Affairs Scandal

Humpty Dumpty Could Have Been Put Back Together if not for VA Incompetence, Report Says

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 05.16.2016 | Comedy
Mellini Kantayya

A shocking report was released revealing that Humpty Dumpty could have been put back together if not for the incompetence of Veterans' Affairs. The report described Mr. Dumpty as a tough, hardboiled individual capable of a full recovery from the shell-shock he sustained after the fall.

Ryan Grim

Nearly One-Third Of 847,000 Vets With Pending Applications For VA Health Care Already Died

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

GOP Congressman Jokes That The VA Should Run ISIS

The Huffington Post | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) suggested Friday that the leaders who run the Department of Veteran Affairs should also run ISIS because they're so incomp...

Obama To Visit Phoenix Hospital At Center Of VA Scandal

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama will visit the Phoenix hospital at the center of the scandal over mismanaged care for veterans, The Arizona Republic and 12 New...

Obama To Sign Congress-Approved VA Spending Bill

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will travel to a military facility outside Washington on Thursday to sign a $16.3 billion plan ...

Veterans Affairs Employees Falsified Data To Hide Delays, USA Today Reports

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 31 (Reuters) - Employees at more than 100 medical centers run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs falsified appointment data...

Senate Panel Unanimously Approves Veterans Affairs Nominee

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - Bob McDonald, President Barack Obama's choice to run the Veterans Affairs Department, looked set for an easy Senate ...

Obama's VA Nominee Vows Corporate-Style Discipline Following Scandal

Reuters | David Lawder | Posted 09.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporat...

Top Veterans Affairs Officials Leave Agency, VA Says

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - The Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday announced the departure of two seni...

Cleveland Clinic's Cosgrove Withdraws From Running To Head VA

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

(Adds background, WASHINGTON dateline, byline) By Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) - Toby Cosgrove, the hea...

Kasey Varner

New Report On VA Health Care Tries Novel Approach: Ask Veterans

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Apologetic VA Chief Removing Top Leaders At Scandal-Plagued Phoenix Veterans Hospital

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized Friday for the scandal over delayed treatments at a Phoenix, Arizona veterans hospital, announcing...

Amanda Terkel

Oregon GOP Senate Candidate Raises Funds Off Veterans Affairs Woes

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Oregon GOP Senate candidate Monica Wehby used the troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs Wednesday as the basis for a fundraisin...

Igor Bobic

Calls For VA Chief's Resignation Grow Following Damning Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing number of lawmakers are calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation following a report that found wides...

Pentagon Chief Orders Review Of Military's Health Care

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 28 (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered a comprehensive review of the U.S. military's healthcare system on Tuesday afte...

Bernie Sanders: We Need To Do Everything We Can To Care Of Our Vets

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke to Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Tuesday about the ongoing investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sand...

Ben Carson Calls Veterans Affairs Scandal A 'Gift From God'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

Dr. Ben Carson views the scandal over delayed treatments at the Department of Veterans Affairs as a "gift from God" meant to draw attention to what he...

Obama: We Must Do More To Care For Our Veterans

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must work harder to make sure veterans get the opportunities and benefits they have earned. ...

John Boehner 'Closer' To Calling For VA Secretary Resignation

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

(Adds details on other lawmakers, candidate seeking ouster) By David Lawder WASHINGTON, May 22 (Reuters) - U.S. House Sp...

Sarah Palin Calls Obama 'Lazy' Over Approach To VA Scandal

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) railed against President Barack Obama on Wednesday, accusing him of mishandling the scandal currently plaguing the ...