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VCS in the News: Guarded Optimism on New VA Secretary, Need to Reach Deeper | Veterans for Common Sense

As new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Bob MacDonald passes his two-month mark in office, the news media have begun trying to determine whether or not he is likely to be effective in redirecting VA to a more … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay Times Critical of VA’s “Electronic Wait List” Changes | Veterans for Common Sense

A new Tampa Bay Times article by journalist Bill Levesque, “VA rule changes eliminated thousands of veterans from waiting lists“, provides insight into the VA’s Electronic Waiting List (EWL) and its relationship to the current VA healthcare scandal. The EWL … Continue reading

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VCS In the News: Pekin Times Editorial | Veterans for Common Sense

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 | Veterans for Common Sense

  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 | Veterans for Common Sense

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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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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Financial struggles common among military families—VCS in the AP

Published: March 25, 2012 3:25 PM By The Associated Press  DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP (Associated Press) SEATTLE – (AP) — Military families aren’t surprised when they hear about the financial struggles that Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, his wife and children faced … Continue reading

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Suicides Highlight Failures of Veterans’ Support System–VCS Lawsuit Discussed

This article really shows the importance of our lawsuit. By AARON GLANTZ Published: March 24, 2012 Francis Guilfoyle, a 55-year-old homeless veteran, drove his 1985 Toyota Camry to the Department of Veterans Affairs campus in Menlo Park early in the … Continue reading

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