Category Archives: VCS Lawsuit Against VA

VA Cooking the Books on Suicide Data, too

Over the course of this year, systemic failures at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have become known to the public, including VA cooking the books on veterans’ healthcare, disability claims, and medical research. A new investigative report by … Continue reading

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VCS Lawsuit Proved VA Wait Times Led to Veteran Suicides

In 2007, Veterans for Common Sense (VCS) and Veterans United for Truth and Justice, Inc. (VUFT), two veterans’ advocacy organizations, filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  The lawsuit alleged that a severely dysfunctional … Continue reading

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VCS In the News: Pekin Times Editorial

VCS’s 2007 lawsuit for veterans was cited in this May 29, 2014 Pekin Times editorial, “Veterans need real support from Congress“: In July of 2007 – during Bush’s administration, when Jim Nicholson was Veteran Affairs Secretary — Veterans United for … Continue reading

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RT: Veterangate: VA ‘cooked the books’ for over six years

  The VCS lawsuit was cited in a May 28, 2014 RT news article, “Veterangate: VA ‘cooked the books’ for over six years“: In 2007, the veterans groups, led by Veterans for Common Sense, sued the VA and several top-ranking … Continue reading

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VCS In the News: Huffington Post – Firing Shinseki Will Not Solve the Problem of an Underfunded VA

A May 23, 2014 article in the Huffington Post, “Firing Shinseki Will Not Solve the Problem of an Underfunded VA,” led with and discussed at length the 2007 VCS lawsuit against VA. According to author H.A. Goodman: In 2007, the … Continue reading

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Media Advisory: Judges to Decide if Supreme Court Hears Landmark Lawsuit

Contact: Veterans for Common Sense (202) 491-6953 Date: January 3, 2013 In the next few days, the Supreme Court will determine if it will hear arguments in the case, Veterans for Common Sense v. Shinseki.  An announcement could come as early … Continue reading

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Veterans Petition for Supreme Court Hearing

In one of the most important landmark legal cases involving veterans’ access to healthcare and disability benefits in decades, two veterans groups filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on September 5, 2012, asking the Court to hear the case, Veterans … Continue reading

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Appeals court blocks overhaul of VA mental health system

VCS Lawsuit in the news,Executive Director Quoted From American Medical News GOVERNMENT Judges say they have no authority to decide whether the agency provides adequate medical care, despite an earlier panel’s finding of “unchecked incompetence.” By ALICIA GALLEGOS, amednews staff. Posted May 21, … Continue reading

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