The federal government is trying to recoup enlistment bonuses given erroneously to thousands of California soldiers despite routinely allowing poor-performing VA employees to keep their bonus checks.
President Obama claimed there had been no “major scandal” in his administration during a Democratic fundraiser Sunday night in San Diego.
Billboards were erected in Phoenix this week to thank Department of Veterans’ Affairs for “keep[ing] veterans strong,” after the agency’s watchdog exposed continued care delays and misconduct at the troubled hospital there.
The number of veterans waiting more than a month for care at Department of Veterans’ Affairs hospitals increased by thousands in two weeks, climbing to well over half a million at the start of October.
The Washington Post fact checker team gave President Obama “Four Pinocchios” for claiming that his administration fired “a whole bunch of people” who were in charge of facilities at the Department of Veterans Affairs since the VA scandal began in 2014, determining that the statement was completely false.
Veterans are still dying while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital at the center of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs wait list scandal exposed more than two years ago.
A Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Wisconsin spent nearly half a million dollars on equipment it couldn’t use, including two robots purchased to move supplies throughout the facility.
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) on Wednesday introduced legislation aimed to prevent the overmedication of the nation’s veterans in an effort to curtail suicide deaths of former service members.
Patients at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in New Mexico who were eventually diagnosed with cancer experienced delays in care that put their health at risk, according to the agency’s inspector general.