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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...

Crisis in Veterans Hospitals and the Shortage of Doctors

John Komlos | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
John Komlos

That veterans have to wait excessively to be treated is not the fault of the VA. The real reason is that that there is a shortage of doctors and not only for veterans but for the whole country.

Inspector General: Phoenix VA Hospital Missed Care For 1,700 Vets

AP | MATTHEW DALY and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 1,700 veterans in need of care were "at risk of being lost or forgotten" after being kept off the official waiting list at t...

Jennifer Bendery

Dozens Of Hearings Later, Lawmakers Pressed On Where They've Been On VA Dysfunction

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has been under fire for weeks amid reports of misconduct at VA facilities around the country. ...

GOP: Killing Vulnerable Americans With Kindness - Literally

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As a favor to struggling Americans, Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a federal budget last week ravaging programs for the poor, elderly, disabled, young, veterans, jobless, students and other vulnerable people. Ryan did it, he said, because these programs are demeaning.

A Soldier's Letter From Afghanistan

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Hi Dad - Christmas greetings from Afghanistan. Thanks for the socks and Mom's cookies. The guys loved them. In answer to your question, we continue to...

In God We Trust This Veterans Day

Sean Murphy | Posted 01.11.2012 | Los Angeles
Sean Murphy

I became a hospice volunteer at the West Los Angeles VA to serve those who served, and learn what death had to teach. But a curious part of my study of life and death didn't happen at the bedside of veterans.

Ken Buck Makes Appearance In Olbermann's 'Worse Persons' Segment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Ken Buck is catching heat for comments made earlier this week about his beliefs toward VA hospitals. On Monday, Buck told a group of veterans that he...

Veterans Affairs Department Issues Directive Allowing The Prescription Of Medical Marijuana

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Patients treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it's legal,...

Fearing Government Involvement in Health Care

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Before we collectively start quaking in fear of a government takeover of health care it might make sense to slow down and consider that a fair amount of our health care system already has strong government involvement.