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President Signs Veterans Choice Act

By on April 19, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
President Signs Veterans Choice Act

President Trump has signed a law expanding access to health care for veterans outside of the VA system.

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VA Tests Partnership With CVS To Reduce Veterans’ Wait Times

on April 18, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS "MinuteClinics" to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced Tuesday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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More Patient Care Problems Cited at VA

By on April 14, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
More Patient Care Problems Cited at VA

A new report found numerous problems with patient care at a VA facility. Here is a summary and solutions suggested to improve caring for veterans in the VA.

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VA Whistleblower Faces Punishment for Revealing Alleged Harasser

on April 10, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
An employee at the embattled Veterans Affairs hospital in Arizona is facing a punishment ranging from “reprimand to removal,” for publicly revealing the name of a colleague he claims harassed him after the whistle-blower exposed exceedingly long wait times for patients at the Phoenix facility.

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VA Appeals Backlog: Will Reform Plans Work?

By on April 9, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA Appeals Backlog: Will Reform Plans Work?

GAO reviews plans by the VA to fix a large backlog of veterans appeals for disability compensation. GAO is skeptical the reforms will work without more efforts.

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VA: Porn Viewing Incident Underscores Need for Employee Accountability Legislation

By on April 1, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
VA: Porn Viewing Incident Underscores Need for Employee Accountability Legislation

The VA cited a recent incident in which it was unable to promptly remove an employee who was watching porn on the job as evidence of the need for legislation to make it easier to fire employees for misconduct.

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Former Postal Worker Guilty in $1.2 Million Scam

By on March 29, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Former Postal Worker Guilty in $1.2 Million Scam

A former Postal Worker has admitted to participating in a scam that cost the federal government about $1.2 million.

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Trump’s VA Reform Plan Currently Running ‘Ahead of Schedule’

By on March 23, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments

As a candidate for president, Donald Trump laid out a plan to reform the VA. He said recently this plan is moving forward “ahead of schedule.”

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Legislation Aims to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free

By on March 22, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Legislation Aims to Make VA 100% Smoke-Free

New legislation would make all Veterans Health Administration facilities completely smoke free.

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VA Suicide Hotline Still Riddled With Problems

on March 20, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
The VA suicide hotline is still sending nearly a third of calls to outside back-up centers despite pledges by Veterans Affairs officials to stop the practice last year after a scathing report found the centers had routed veterans to voicemail, an inspector general investigation found.

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