Shulkin was to testify Tuesday on the level of private-sector care the federal government pays for, a politically charged issue that opponents say could lead to greater privatization.
Vietnam Veteran Percy Jones is one of thousands who have served in the military and now suffers from depression. Jones fought his battle with depression for years and eventually began isolating himself, making matters worse.
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs will offer urgent mental health care beginning this summer to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges, part of its expanded initiative to stem stubbornly high rates of suicide.
The old adage money talks certainly rings true in Washington. On capitol hill, money does more than just talk, it lobbies, and when it lobbies, Congress listens. As early as the 1980’s, members of Congress started to complain about the effects of pressure to raise campaign cash, and how the amount of time spent raising money detracted from time spent conducting oversight and focusing on real issues.
(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines have introduced legislation that will expand the VA's outpatient clinic in Missoula to provide better care for Montana Veterans.
(U.S Senate) - The VA has announced it will now cover the cost of fertility services, thanks to efforts by U.S. Senator Jon Tester that directed the VA to provide reproductive benefits to Montana Veterans.
(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, today introduced legislation to allow children of disabled Veterans to remain eligible for VA-funded health care until they are 26 years old.
(U.S. Senate) - U.S. Senator Jon Tester today sat down with newly sworn-in VA Secretary David Shulkin to outline his priorities as Ranking Member of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.
A VA psychologist in Indiana is exploring the effects yoga might have on Veterans suffering with posttraumatic stress disorder.
Treatment has a 95 percent cure rate