Tag: Veterans Administration

United States Army veteran Sgt. Leon Brookings, celebrates the U.S. Army's 238th Birthday Celebration, Flag Day at the third anniversary of the West Los Angeles Veterans Home, Friday, June 14, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Dan Caldwell on Next Big VA Reform: Let Vets ‘Access Care Outside the VA’ System

Dan Caldwell, director of policy for Concerned Veterans for America, spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Thursday regarding President Trump’s call for unity in his speech at the American Legion National Convention and his signing of the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act.

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House Votes to Give VA Secretary More Power to Punish Bad Employees

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have voted to give the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs more authority to hold employees accountable for poor performance or misconduct. The bill would also strengthen whistleblower protections and includes restricting and recouping bonus awards, including from those who retaliate against them. An employee who is convicted of a felony in connection with their job duties could have their pension reduced.

Chicago Area Hines Veterans Hospital Sited In Mass VA Scandal

World View: Veterans’ Medical Services Continue to Worsen Since 2014 Scandal

Contents: Doctors prepare to strike UK’s National Health Service; Veterans’ medical services continue to worsen since 2014 scandal; Obamacare prices skyrocketing in 2016, as I predicted in 2009; Kentucky’s new governor Matt Bevin promises to end Obamacare abuses; Four more Obamacare co-ops collapse in the last week; Obamacare ‘risk corridors’ are also collapsing financially

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Report: 307,000 Sick Veterans Died Waiting for VA Office to Approve Care

The Department of Veterans Affairs office Inspector General has released a report revealing that about 307,000 sick veterans have died while waiting for care on the VA’s eligibility waiting list. In fact, the report finds that many have been dead for more than four years.

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Texas Congressman Votes to Hold VA Employees Accountable

A freshman Texas U.S. Representative took a vote this week to protect veterans and hold VA employees accountable. The move comes in the wake of VA scandals where veterans have received long delays in treatments or no treatment at all for their service related disabilities and injuries.

Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)

OIG: Oakland VA Delayed Processing Disabilities for over a Decade

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs has been involved in a scandal regarding the failure to process valid benefit claims, forcing General Eric Shinseki to resign as Secretary of the department on May 30, 2014. In the latest depressing news, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) published “Review of Alleged Mismanagement of Informal Claims Processing at VA Regional Office Oakland,” confirming allegations by Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) that the Oakland VA Regional Office had not processed nearly 14,000 benefit claims dating back to the mid-1990s.

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Report: Poisoned Fort McClellan Veterans Ignored Due to Obama Budget

Washington Times reporter Alex Swoyer told Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon hundreds of thousands of United States military service men and women may have been exposed to toxic chemicals while stationed at Fort McClellan in Alabama.