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#VAFail - Dirty Equipment at Denver VA Leaves Veterans Waiting For Surgery

Back in September of last year, the Denver VA hospital’s operating room halted surgeries after issues arose with medical equipment not meeting sterilization standards. 7News Denver covered the ordeal, the VA issued a statement saying they had it covered, and all continued as usual. This should have been an isolated incident. But this is the VA we’re talking about here… Despite having claimed they dealt with the issue, the same problem has struck the same VA less than a year later.

By Phil Hegseth | Wednesday, July 29th 2015

#VAFail - Augusta VA Official Indicted on 50 Counts of Falsifying Veterans Records

The person in Augusta responsible for ensuring that more than 2,700 veterans awaiting approval for care outside the VA were properly handled,” has been indicted on 50 cases of “making false statements.”

By Phil Hegseth | Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

#VAFail - 1/3 of Vets with Pending Applications for VA Care Already Dead

You might as well label this story “VA Scandal: the Sequel.” Here’s a quick summary: “More than 238,000 of the 847,000 veterans with pending applications for health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs have already died, according to an internal VA document provided to The Huffington Post.”

By Phil Hegseth | Thursday, July 16th 2015

Concerned Veterans for America Applauds Passage of the VA Accountability Act from House VA Committee

Today, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) applauded the passage of the VA Accountability Act in the House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC). The bill was reported out of the committee along a party-line vote of 14-10. CVA CEO Pete Hegseth issued the following statement on behalf of CVA:

By Caroline Phelps | Wednesday, July 15th 2015

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Congress: Be skeptical of more money for VA

Congress: Don’t reward bad behavior and poor performance. Congress should not give the VA more funding or more spending flexibility until the department proves it can embrace and advance needed reforms.

By Dan Caldwell | Tuesday, July 14th 2015