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  • VA to immediately evaluate, pay oldest disability claims

    VA to immediately evaluate, pay oldest disability claims
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced Friday a plan to immediately evaluate and pay the oldest disability claims, a move that advocates expect will bring relief to Maryland servicemen and women who face one of the largest backlogs in the...
  • Md.'s House delegation demands fixes at Baltimore VA office from Shinseki

    Md.'s House delegation demands fixes at Baltimore VA office from Shinseki
    Maryland's U.S. House delegation met Wednesday with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to keep pressure on the agency to fix problems at the troubled Baltimore office and follow up on promises for improvement. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, a Southern...
  • Senators call on VA to bring in additional staff

    Senators call on VA to bring in additional staff
    With staff members at the Baltimore office of the Department of Veterans Affairs spending a month in training, Maryland's senators called on VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki to dispatch more analysts to help work through one of the worst disability claims...
  • U.S. veterans deal to provide $17 billion to ease medical wait times

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leaders of the Veterans Affairs committees in the U.S. Congress said on Monday they had struck a rare compromise deal on legislation that provides about $17 billion in funding to ease long waiting times for VA medical centers....
  • Fixing Veterans Affairs

     Fixing Veterans Affairs
    After Doug Chase was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his wife contacted a Veterans Affairs hospital in Bedford, Mass., to have him treated there. That was in 2012. Finally, last month, the VA agreed to make an appointment. But by then Doug, a Vietnam...
  • Capitol Hill negotiators unveil deal to fix the VA

    WASHINGTON House and Senate negotiators unveiled a $17 billion compromise plan Monday to repair a Department of Veterans Affairs mired in controversy over delayed patient care and agency efforts to conceal the problem. The deal ends weeks of sometimes...
  • Obama's veterans agency nominee vows corporate-style discipline

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's nominee to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged on Tuesday to bring corporate-style discipline and accountability to the troubled agency plagued by healthcare delays and accusations of...
  • U.S. veterans agency needs $17.6 billion to clear wait times: acting head

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs $17.6 billion in additional funding over the next three years to eliminate long waiting times for veterans' healthcare appointments, the embattled agency's acting chief said on...
  • Who is really to blame for scandal at the VA?

    In February, the George W. Bush Institute held a seminar on post-9-11 veterans. How appropriate. Washington again has gone political over a failure of government — excessive wait times for veterans' health care and deciding vets' disability...
  • Start at the top

    President Barack Obama has called it "our sacred honor" to provide health care to our military veterans, but it is an obligation we have failed to uphold. The Department of Veterans Affairs is a broken agency where chronic mismanagement has impeded the...
  • Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary

    Obama to nominate former P&G CEO Bob McDonald as veterans secretary
    President Barack Obama has chosen former Procter & Gamble Chief Executive Bob McDonald, an Army veteran, as his nominee to be the next secretary of veterans affairs, a senior Obama administration official said on Sunday. Obama's announcement of...
  • White House: VA's 'corrosive culture' unaccountable, opposes change, feeds discontent

    WASHINGTON The White House released a scathing report Friday on the Department of Veterans Affairs, calling for its health branch to be "restructured and reformed" and warning that a "corrosive culture" has led to problems of veterans obtaining timely...