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VA’s Medical Research Failures Continue to Grow | Veterans for Common Sense

A new example of VA’s failures on medical research — an often overlooked area where VA remains badly broken — has emerged near Fort Hood. An Austin, Texas newspaper reports that a $3.8 million mobile MRI machine, widely touted by VA … Continue reading

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VCS Lawsuit Proved VA Wait Times Led to Veteran Suicides | Veterans for Common Sense

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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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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Media Advisory: Judges to Decide if Supreme Court Hears Landmark Lawsuit | Veterans for Common Sense

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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Scores of recent Texas war veterans have died of overdoses, suicide and vehicle crashes, investigation finds

By American-Statesman Investigative Team They survived the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. But they did not survive the homecoming. A six-month American-Statesman investigation, which paints the most complete picture yet of what happened to Texas’ Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who … Continue reading

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For Veterans, a Surge of New Treatments for Trauma

From NYT.com By TINA ROSENBERG Fixes looks at solutions to social problems and why they work. TAGS: MENTAL HEALTH, PTSD, VETERANS Suicide is now the leading cause of death in the army. More soldiers die by suicide than in combat … Continue reading

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PTSD: Genetic link could lead to vet drug treatment

VCS ED quoted  From the New Haven Register By Peggy McCarthy, Conn. Health I-Team Writer A recent study that discovered a genetic link to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) could ultimately lead to breakthroughs in treatment or prevention, but advances … Continue reading

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Time to Pay the Price of War

From the Huffington Post By Leila Levinson   The Lives of Others is a 2006 German movie about a secret policeman who spies on civilians suspected of criticizing the East German government. As well as revealing the consequences for the policeman … Continue reading

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