September 27, 2018

September’s Five Worst #VAFails

The Department of Veterans Affairs has an important deadline coming up. By Oct. 4, the department must submit a progress report on its plan to implement the VA MISSION Act, which will overhaul veterans’ health care so that more have access to medical care outside the VA. That much-needed reform can’t come soon enough. The… Read more »

September 25, 2018

#VAFail – This Is One of the Worst Nursing Homes in the VA System

Just a few months ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs released ratings for its 133 nursing home facilities. Although releasing this data was a good move toward transparency, the information paints a bleak picture of care at VA nursing homes across the country. The VA uses a star-rating system to measure quality and care standards… Read more »

September 17, 2018

#VAFail – Here’s an Update on the Aurora, Colorado VA

The Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center opened less than two months ago, and it already has issues with medical equipment. The Aurora, Colo., facility is unable to use the main dialysis system installed in the hospital. 9 News reports that the system is offline and patients are being treated with portable dialysis machines used for… Read more »

September 12, 2018

#VAFail – The VA Overpaid Two Contractors $101 Million

$101 million is lot of money. It’s an especially large amount of money to accidentally spend. But that’s exactly what the Department of Veterans Affairs did according to the Office of Inspector General. A recently released report found that the VA made excess payments to two contractors, TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corp and Health Net Federal… 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 »

August 15, 2018

#VAFail – Surgery Canceled Because the VA Missed a Step

Preparing for surgery isn’t a simple process. You take physical and mental steps in the days and hours before even entering the operating room. The Department of Veterans Affairs facility where you usually receive care decides they can’t conduct this particular surgery, so they say you can visit another hospital. The facility that conducts your… Read more »

July 27, 2018

#VAFails Don’t Take a Summer Vacation

Many people use July to take a family vacation, but the Department of Veterans Affairs hasn’t taken the month off from failing veterans. From Colorado to North Carolina, VA mismanagement and misconduct is rampant. Here are July’s top five #VAFails from around the country. A VA doctor in North Carolina reportedly admitted he’d been drinking before… Read more »