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#VAFail - Veterans Losing Non-VA Options Because VA Can't Do Math

Ultimately, the IG found that the VA’s lack of budgeting skills may have denied 80,000 veterans the opportunity to receive care from non-VA doctors

By Phil Hegseth | Tuesday, January 19th 2016

#VAFail - VA Already Caves on New Year's Resolution to Bring More Accountability

Last week, the VA made two significant announcements about the job security of several high-ranking employees who have been involved in some of the most shocking scandals at the VA in the past two years.

By Phil Hegseth | Tuesday, January 12th 2016

#VAFail - VA Can't Fix Backlogs, Can't Honor Veterans' Privacy Rights

In the end, the VA managed to create more backlog…in the name of fixing the backlog, and sacrificed veterans’ privacy in the process.

By Phil Hegseth | Friday, January 8th 2016

#VAFail - Employees Not Punished for Embezzling $400K After VA Botches Paperwork

Two weeks ago, a pair of VA officials were demoted after the inspector general found they had defrauded the department of $400,000. But then, Yesterday, the VA rescinded the demotions of these unethical senior executives. Why? “A paperwork error.”

By Phil Hegseth | Friday, December 4th 2015

#VAFail - VA Spends Millions Promoting Obamacare Instead of Getting Veterans Their Benefits

Earlier this week, the Washington Examiner discovered that the Department of Veterans Affairs spent AT LEAST $6 million (with more potentially unaccounted for) on promoting the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”). The unquestionably political nature of that realization could stand alone as the FAIL, but the Examiner went on to make a very scary and eye-opening comparison:

By Phil Hegseth | Wednesday, November 25th 2015