An official at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital is helping the largest federal employee union oppose efforts to reform the agency’s network of hospitals.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) blasted the Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday after investigators found that 30 percent of their text messages sent to the department’s crisis hotline for veterans went unanswered.
Nearly 100 veterans in Houston waited an average of 81 days for care after schedulers at a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital cancelled their appointments, a watchdog said this week.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs will no longer use its fast-track authorities to expedite the dismissal of senior employees following a legal challenge to the process, Capitol Hill officials said Friday.
All veterans who qualify for Department of Veterans Affairs health benefits would be able to seek care outside the VA under new legislation.
The number of veterans waiting more than 30 days for care at Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities has climbed past half a million.
The Department of Veterans Affairs office of inspector general systemically failed to review a Wisconsin VA medical center’s lax authorization of prescription drugs, according to a U.S. Senate report released Tuesday.
The Department of Veterans Affairs admitted that it wrongly declared more than 4,000 veterans dead over the past five years, cutting off their benefits and those of their dependents.
A veterans group advocating for reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs recommended that the next president not retain VA Secretary Robert McDonald, citing a history of “verbal gaffes” and failings.