June 1, 2018

#VAFail – More Trouble at the DC VA Medical Center

The facility that’s earned itself just two out of five stars from the VA can’t stay out of the news. Earlier this month, an air cooling pipe burst at the D.C. VA Medical Center which lead to flooding on five levels of the hospital and postponement of multiple procedures. Ok, so pipes burst, what’s the… Read more »

May 18, 2018

CVA applauds nomination of Robert Wilkie for VA Secretary

ARLINGTON, Va.–Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is welcoming the news that President Trump will nominate Acting Secretary Robert Wilkie to continue leading the Department of Veterans Affairs. The grassroots group highlighted that Wilkie is well-qualified to lead the department and collaborate with Congress and the Trump administration to implement much-needed reforms.CVA Executive Director Dan Caldwell… Read more »

March 21, 2018

Years Later, VA Hospitals Are Still Inaccurately Reporting Wait Times for Vets

The Department of Veterans Affairs promised over and over again that it would fix the long wait times after the Phoenix VA scandal. But the problems continue. A recent report from the VA Office of the Inspector General found VA hospitals throughout the Midwest are inaccurately reporting wait times for hundreds of veterans. The official… Read more »

March 1, 2018

#VAFail: VA Chief of Medicine Spends Last Days Detailing Poor Care and Misconduct at Massachusetts VA Facilities

A chief of medicine for the Department of Veterans Affairs used her last days to shed light on poor veteran care in central and western Massachusetts. Dr. Sarah Kemble passed away from cancer in December of last year, shortly after finishing an affidavit detailing what she witnessed while working at the VA.  Kemble joined the VA in 2014. During her time… Read more »

February 23, 2018

Memphis VA Employees Got Paid for Extra Leave, Jail Time?

The Memphis Commercial Appeal has reported on another serious ethical breach by employees of a local VA hospital. The newspaper is reporting allegations that an official at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center was repeatedly falsifying time cards for hospital employees, in effect allowing them to be paid for for time off from working that… Read more »

January 11, 2018

The VA Says It Will Step Up Efforts to Pay Community Providers

The Department of Veterans Affairs has started the new year with an encouraging initiative. The VA announced it intends to more quickly address payment owed to community providers. The lack of management over this process has caused significant delays and problems for both providers and the veterans they serve. The Veterans Choice Program was implemented… Read more »

December 22, 2017

Spending Problems, VA “House of Horrors” and Helping Out Poorly Performing Doctors Anyway They Can: 2017 #VAFails in Review

The Department of Veterans Affairs failures did not slow down at the end of 2017. The last few months of the year were rife with data manipulation, malpractice, wasted funds and more unofficial wait lists. September A former employee at the Memphis VA referred to the hospital as a “house of horrors.” The facility has… Read more »