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July 24, 2019

Instead of throwing more money at the VA, why not try fixing its problems?

In the last 10 years, the Department of Veterans Affairs budget has more than doubled, reaching nearly $200 billion. Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked that if the debt limit is raised and federal spending levels increase, the treasury must provide another $22 billion to transfer to the VA. That extra spending was supposedly… Read more »

August 21, 2018

#VAFail – Disabled Vets Walk Long Distances to Get Care in Washington, D.C.

If you’ve ever been to Washington, D.C., you know that parking can be a challenge. The same goes for parking at the D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. An investigation by News4 Washington revealed just how bad the problem is. Veterans who visit the DC VA for care are forced to circle a confusing parking lot… Read more »

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 »

March 9, 2018

#VAFail – See What the OIG Found After Investigating the D.C. VA

If there is one facility within the entire Department of Veterans Affairs that shouldn’t have rampant management and safety problems, it’s the hospital in Washington, D.C.   This facility is directly under the noses of top VA leadership, Congress and the White House. Of all the VA hospitals, you’d think this one would pay special attention to patient safety, protocol and quick problem-solving.  If… Read more »