Category Archives: Veterans Articles & News

VCS IN THE NEWS: New VA-Tomah Investigation “Feels Like Deja Vu”

SOURCE:  Center for Investigative Reporting, Aaron Glantz reporting, January 30, 2015 http://www.revealnews.org/article/investigator-visit-to-wisconsin-veterans-hospital-feels-like-deja-vu/ According to the Center for Investigative Reporting: U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald dispatched a team of investigators to the Tomah VA Medical Center in Wisconsin this … Continue reading

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VCS IN THE NEWS: Is St. Pete VA Regional Office Just the Tip of the VA Claims Crisis Iceberg?

SOURCE:  McClatchy Washington Bureau, Chris Adams reporting, Jan. 30, 2015 http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2015/01/30/255013/congressmen-push-va-for-answers.html *** The McClatchy news wire service is reporting that two Florida Members of Congress are seeking further investigation into the myriad problems plaguing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional … Continue reading

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New Bill Would Create VA Whistleblower Protections, More Accountability for Retaliators

SOURCE:  PRESS RELEASE, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, 1/28/2015 **** Miller Proposes New VA Whistleblower Protections, More Accountability for Retaliators  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday Chairman Miller introduced the Veterans Affairs Retaliation Prevention Act of 2015. The bill … Continue reading

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MILITARY TIMES: “Delay, Deny, Wait ’til they Die” — McDonald must turn around VA

SOURCE:  Military Times editorial board editorial, Jan. 23, 2015 http://www.navytimes.com/story/opinion/2015/01/23/bellwether-va-moment/22224705/ ARCHIVED ARTICLE: Editorial: A bellwether VA moment:  Bob McDonald must turn around the VA. 2:27 p.m. EST January 23, 2015 New Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald has the Herculean task … Continue reading

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BERGMANN & MOORE: Data Show Increased Respiratory, Other Disorders In Iraq/Afghanistan War Veterans

SOURCE: Bergmann & Moore, Kelly Kennedy reporting, 1/21/2015 http://www.vetlawyers.com/respiratory-disorders-go-up-slide-back-down-as-deployments-do-same/ ARCHIVED ARTICLE: Respiratory disorders go up, slide back down, as deployments do same Bergmann & Moore compiles 13 years’ worth of DoD morbidity data Morbidity burdens per 10,000 active-duty service members … Continue reading

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Congress to Hold Hearing on Veterans’ Claims Appeals

SOURCE:  Press release, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Veterans’ Affairs House Veterans’ Affairs Committeee To Examine Appeals System for Veterans Claims WASHINGTON, D.C.— The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs will hold a … Continue reading

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THE DAILY CALLER: VA Inspector General Says We Do Lots Of Reports That We Don’t Publish Or Tell Congress About

SOURCE:  THE DAILY CALLER, Patrick Howley Reporting, 1/15/2015 http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/15/va-inspector-general-we-do-lots-of-reports-that-we-dont-publish-or-tell-congress-about/   THE DAILY CALLER:  VA Inspector General Says We Do Lots Of Reports That We Don’t Publish Or Tell Congress About By Patrick Howley The Daily Caller The inspector general for … Continue reading

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VCS Weighs in on VA Transparency in Reporting Medical Errors

Everyone makes mistakes. In the case of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), “institutional disclosures” are the name VA gives to a program that kicks in when its medical facilities have made a medical error that has resulted in medical harm to … Continue reading

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