Staff members at a VA hospital in Wisconsin nicknamed “Candy Land” for its increase in painkiller drug prescriptions have been found at fault in the death of a former U.S. Marine last year.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is currently denying over 35,000 combat veterans health care enrollment because of an error in its computer system, and nearly half of the veterans have been waiting for coverage for over five years.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) during remarks in Washington, D.C., Tuesday emphasized the need for the Department of Veterans Affairs to be “fundamentally turned on its head” to rid the federal agency of incompetence.
President Obama threatened to veto the Veterans Affairs Accountability Act in a statement on Wednesday.
According to a leaked internal document from the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly one-third of veterans awaiting healthcare coverage at the VA have already died.
Tennessee lawmakers are waiting for the Department of Veterans Affairs to respond to a letter outlining problems with the state’s VA hospitals in order to allow the Office of Inspector General to begin an official investigation.
A senior Veterans Affairs official misused her position by encouraging subordinates to pay for psychic readings, federal watchdogs said on Thursday.
A former Veterans Affairs employee who managed one of the department’s retail stores admitted that he stole $150,000 from the store and spent it on strippers, prostitutes, and gambling, according to the Justice Department.
Former Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry says it is “outrageous” that so few people have been held accountable at the Department of Veterans Affairs after the Obama administration promised action would be taken against those found responsible for manipulating wait times at VA hospitals.
A Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia switched out patients’ prescribed medications with older drugs to cut costs, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) announced in a letter to Congress and the White House Wednesday.