Category Archives: Veterans Articles & News

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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Florida VCS to Host Public Lecture on the Iraq Insurgency

Terri K. Wonder, Ph.D., will present a lecture, Transformational Guerrillas and the Iraqi Tribes Who Fight Them, for the Florida chapter of Veterans for Common Sense (floridaveteransforcommonsense.org) on Thursday, December, 18 2014 in Sarasota, Fla.. In 2008, Wonder was hired … Continue reading

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VCS to Testify at IOM Gulf War Committee Hearing

Reprinted with permission from 91outcomes. (91outcomes.com) – A new Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee to revise and update the IOM’s 2010 Gulf War health review will hold its first meeting as a public session in Washington, DC on Wednesday, December 3, … Continue reading

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INVEST in Our Veterans and Our Energy Future

Veterans for Common Sense is proud to be a supporter of the Incentives for our Nation’s Veterans in Energy Sustainability Technologies (INVEST) Act, H.R. 5494.   ***** SOURCE:  Huffington Post, Nov. 10, 2014: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rep-barbara-lee/invest-in-our-veterans–o_b_6136436.html INVEST in Our Veterans and Our Energy Future … Continue reading

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