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Somerset Doctor Defrauded Veterans Affairs 350 Times: U.S. Attorney

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The Somerset doctor fraudulently received $238,230 from Veterans Affairs for procedures he never performed, according to a U.S. Attorney.

SOMERSET, NJ — A cardiologist from Somerset admitted Thursday to defrauding the Veterans Affairs program by billing for services he had not actually performed, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Dept. of Veterans Affairs: Wisconsin Veteran housing and recovery programs to remain in operation

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MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) announced today that its programs for homeless Veterans located at King and Union Grove will remain open and are accepting new participants. The announcement comes as WDVA signed an agreement offered by USDVA to extend funding for the transitional housing programs.

VA Medical Marijuana Update

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House Won't Allow Floor Debate

House Republican leaders on 25 JUL ended marijuana supporters hopes for a floor debate on allowing Veterans to talk about using cannabis to treat a variety of ailments with their Veterans Affairs doctors. The bipartisan proposal, submitted as an amendment to a broader appropriations bill set for a full chamber vote later this week, was rejected by the House Rules Committee. In a statement, sponsor Rep. Earl Blumenauer, (D-OR) criticized the decision. “All we want is equal treatment for our wounded warriors,” he said. “This provision overwhelmingly passed on the House floor last year and bipartisan support has only grown. It’s outrageous that the Rules Committee won’t even allow a vote for our Veterans. “They deserve better. They deserve compassion.”

VA to Revise State Veteran Home Construction Regulations

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Today, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that VA plans to propose changes to regulations for its State Veterans Home Construction Grant Program to make it easier to for States to receive VA funding to construct Veterans homes in rural areas.

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