Military healthcare

August 03, 2017 - 12:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The former director of the veterans hospital in the nation's capital has been fired after audits found mismanagement at the facility. The Department of Veterans Affairs says in a statement that Brian Hawkins "failed to provide effective leadership." Hawkins was removed from his...
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August 02, 2017 - 4:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a pair of bills taking aim at urgent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, clearing a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis and adopting new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of veterans' disability...
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August 02, 2017 - 4:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a pair of bills taking aim at urgent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs It has cleared a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis. Lawmakers have also adopted new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of...
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August 01, 2017 - 9:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved a pair of bills Tuesday taking aim at urgent problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs, clearing a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fix a looming budget crisis and adopting new measures to pare down a rapidly growing backlog of veterans'...
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August 01, 2017 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to address a looming budget crisis at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill was approved by unanimous vote Tuesday. It provides $2.1 billion to continue funding the Veterans Choice program, which allows...
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In this July 11, 2017 photo, six members of the 23rd Infantry Division pose for a photo in Rock Spring, Wyo., after being out of touch with each other for 46 years. Pictured from left are Ernie Guthrie of Lincolnton, Ga.; David Uhlenhake of Decora, Iowa; Bill Rossetti of Rock Springs; Bill Woznick of Kerrville, Texas; Jerry Lenox of Oskaloosa, Iowa; and Paul Steinmetz of Lincoln, Neb. (Ann Jantz/Daily Rocket-Miner via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 5:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on a $3.9 billion emergency spending package to fill a shortfall in the Department of Veterans Affairs' program of private-sector care, seeking to avert a disruption to medical care for thousands of veterans. The deal...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. A House committee unveiled a disputed plan July 21, 2017, to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
July 22, 2017 - 2:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight major veterans' organizations on Saturday urged Congress to provide emergency money to the Department of Veterans Affairs without cutting other VA programs as the House moved quickly to address a budget shortfall that threatened medical care for thousands of patients. Their...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. A House committee unveiled a disputed plan July 21, 2017, to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
July 22, 2017 - 4:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee has unveiled a disputed plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks. Friday's proposal by the House...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. A House committee unveiled a disputed plan July 21, 2017, to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall that could threaten medical care for thousands of patients in the coming weeks.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
July 22, 2017 - 3:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee is proposing to cover a sudden budget shortfall in medical care for veterans by shifting money from other programs. Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has warned that without congressional action, the department's Choice program would run out of money by...
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July 17, 2017 - 10:39 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has removed two top officials at New Hampshire's only veterans hospital and has ordered a review of the facility starting Monday amid allegations of "dangerously substandard care." The Boston Globe reported ( http://bit.ly/2utP3xD )...
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