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The Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act

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Mike Coffman

 

As a Marine Corps combat Veteran, who served in both Iraq wars, I know that coming home is perhaps one of the most challenging things that Veterans do. We don’t want to leave those with whom we have served behind, yet at some point they will have to reintegrate into civilian life—this is often easier said than done.

Nearly 400 military bases must be tested for drinking water contamination - and it will take years

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400 Bases Water

 

Earlier this year, one South Jersey property owner got a notice: Chemicals from a nearby military base had seeped into the well that supplied drinking water to the site — contaminating it at a level 20 times higher than the federal government considers safe.

VA Makes Wait Times for Patients Transparent for Veterans

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is taking unprecedented steps to increase transparency. Today, VA launched a new Access and Quality Tool that provides Veterans with an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand way of accessing patient wait time and quality of care data. This tool not only provides Veterans with more information about VA services, it increases accountability and ensures VA is held to a higher standard.

Mismanagement at DC VA Hospital is ‘Unconscionable’ Says VA Union

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VA Union

 

In response to the preliminary report from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of the Inspector General regarding the Washington, DC VA hospital, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr. issued the following statement:

VA inspector general warns: DC Medical Center patients “at unnecessary risk”

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At least this time Veterans got a warning — some Veterans, anyway. According to USA Today, the inspector general has reported that those Veterans already at the Washington DC VA Medical Center are in “imminent danger” due to substandard care and facilities. The situation is so dire that Michael Missal felt it necessary to issue the warning before his inspection was complete:

Report: VA hospital put patients at ‘unnecessary risk’ due to poor inventory management

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An investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General found that a District of Columbia VA hospital engaged in practices that put patients at “unnecessary risk.”

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