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At a four-star Veterans’ hospital: Care gets ‘worse and worse’

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Dr William Kois

 

Hours after this Spotlight report was published, the federal government removed two top officials at the Manchester VA Medical Center and ordered a “top-to-bottom” review of the hospital.

MANCHESTER, N.H. — This is what the US Department of Veterans Affairs says a four-star hospital looks like:

A Veteran Spent Last Night In Jail

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Vet Spent Night in Jail

 

You might have been in the same unit. You probably were in the same branch of service at the same time as them. In other circumstances, at other times, it could have been you that spent the night in jail alongside them. In El Paso County, Colorado, in 2016, there is an average of anywhere from 180 to 200 Veterans and active duty service members incarcerated on any given night. Barring some very intentional choices on my part, it could have been me last night.

Veterans who say ‘burn pit’ exposure made them sick wait for judge’s decision on lawsuit

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Burn Pits 007

 

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of Veterans and their families who have spent eight years in federal court trying to prove that burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan made U.S. troops sick are worried they’ll hit a legal dead end if a Maryland judge decides the company that ran the smoke-belching disposal sites can’t be sued because it was working on behalf of the government.

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