Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the two-month pilot phase of the new White House VA Hotline that began in June has demonstrated that Veterans calling the hotline respond best when their calls are answered by fellow Veterans and others with first-hand experience on their issues.
Editor’s note: An older version of this article misstated when VA will change the way it uses time in service to calculate GI Bill eligibility. This provision will go into effect in August 2020. The story has also been updated to clarify changes to the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program.
The military spent more than $1.37 billion between 2012 and 2016 on salaries and allowances for active-duty musicians in bands, a government audit reported Thursday.
Plants, the more exotic the better, appeal to Greg Kolodziejczyk. The 46-year-old Iraq War Army Veteran has a green thumb and tends dozens of plants at his home. He recently shared his interest with fellow Veterans when he brought in some of his own plants to be repotted and provide green to our hospital Clubhouse, the setting for many different types of recreational and educational activities.
In a single-payer system, government covers basic health care costs for all residents regardless of income, occupation, or health status. Veterans Affairs is such a system.
In 2014, after it was revealed that at least 75 US Veterans had died while waiting to get appointments at their VA hospitals — with more than 120,000 never tended to, just abandoned or deliberately shuffled from one bureaucratic boondoggle to another — public outcry forced the following: congressional hearings, an internal VA investigation, an Obama administration investigation, an FBI criminal probe, a RAND Corp. investigation, an Office of Special Counsel investigation, and the “early retirement” of VA chief Dr. Robert Petzel and Eric Shinseki, secretary of Veterans affairs.
In a tragic and disturbing trend, Veterans are resorting to suicide on the grounds of VA facilities, VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin said last week.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ frustrated attempts to secure changes for Veterans’ care in Spokane just fell through the roof.
In response to a court order to stay termination of VA director Brian Hawkins, VA Secretary Shulkin fired back stating no judge can “force” him to do it.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Instruments used in over 500 colonoscopies at the Buffalo VA Hospital may not have been properly sanitized, the VA confirmed Wednesday.