CVA in the News

CVA in the News

CVA Statement on VA IG Backlog Report

Wednesday’s OIG report reinforces what Concerned Veterans for America has been saying for years — the VHA is desperately in need of reform. Measures such as the VA Accountability Act, along with the proposals included in CVA’s bipartisan “Fixing Veterans Health Care” report, are a necessary first step to ensuring that the VA is equipped to adequately respond to veterans’ needs and provide the timely care they deserve.

By Caroline Phelps | Thursday, September 3rd 2015

#VAFail - VA Hospitals Making More Mistakes, Investigating Fewer of Them

Our veterans are going to VA hospitals with important healthcare needs, hoping to be treated according to the high standards of care promised to them, but instead more and more of them are finding themselves on the receiving end of preventable mistakes. Not only are veterans sitting on lists waiting for care, they’re likely wondering whether they can expect some type of “mistake” to occur once they get in.

By Phil Hegseth | Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

#VAFail - VA Hospital Leaves Paralyzed Vets Unattended for Hours

Video has emerged, shot from the wheelchair of an unidentified veteran patient, showing empty hallways and nursing stations that reportedly remain vacant for hours. Sean Higgins, a VA whistleblower from the same hospital, revealed that this is not only a regular occurrence, but also an illegal one:

By Phil Hegseth | Thursday, August 27th 2015

CVA Statement on VA Disability Claim Backlog Reduction

This is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that the VA played fast and loose with its facts. The VA’s data and claims of success on the disability backlog – and anything else for that matter – cannot be taken at face value.

By Caroline Phelps | Tuesday, August 25th 2015

Building on our 2013 #MillionVetBacklog effort, the 2014 #VAaccountability Project is an ambitious project to bring long-overdue accountability to VA. In addition to information about VA problems and solutions, the project’s website — — will provide concrete ways for CVA members and all Americans to demand accountability at Veterans Affairs.





Good riddance! Would love to see more of this style of #VAaccountability. It’s about time.

STATEMENT | “What is clear, however, is that nearly a year and a half after the VA wait list scandal began, the VA is still struggling to provide hundreds of thousands of #veterans health care in a timely and efficient manner. … Wednesday’s OIG report reinforces what CVA has been saying for …

Not a good day for the #VA…”[Their] system for tracking #veterans’ applications for health care is so unreliable that it’s impossible for VA officials to know how many former troops still want care — or even if they are still alive, according to a new report.”