Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) has introduced legislation that would expand a program allowing veterans to seek care outside of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs network of medical facilities.
The VA Under Secretary conceded Monday that he erred during a hearing when he said under oath that an employee arrested for armed robbery was fired.
Several of those involved in the Veterans Administration’s study of how service dogs can be used to help treat veterans appealed on Thursday to members of Congress to expand the program.
The Department of Veterans Affairs still does not provide sufficient oversight to ensure that medical center employees contact newly-enrolled patients and accurately log patient wait times.
Document shredding is a systemic problem at regional offices of the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a watchdog report.
A whistleblower at the Phoenix VA Health Care System who spoke out about the mishandling of veteran suicides last year said last week that little has changed since hospital staff made national headlines for keeping secret wait lists two years ago.
A decorated Army combat veteran who accused the Department of Veterans’ Affairs of abandoning him in his battle against terminal cancer died last week.
A bill introduced to the House of Representatives on Wednesday would create a program to help connect veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with service dogs.
The head of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said on Thursday that he would consider meeting with whistleblowers at a veterans’ hospital in Illinois, after a federal review found significant flaws in the VA’s internal investigation of medical negligence at the facility.
The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs cut its spending on scholarships for family members of prisoners of war and fallen soldiers by nearly $1 million during Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s tenure as director, according to an internal audit report.