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Tomah “Candy Man” Loses License After Endangering Lives for Years

Arlington, VA – The former chief of staff and acting medical director at the Tomah VA – also known as the “Candy Man” – is legally banned from practicing medicine in Wisconsin ever again after over-prescribing narcotics for years. The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services has revoked Dr. Houlihan’s license.

Rubio Re-introduces Bill To Make It Easier to Fire Bad VA Employees

Arlington, VA – Today Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) re-introduced the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act. If passed, the new bill would be an important first step toward ending the negligence and toxic culture at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Sen. Rubio Continues to Lead on VA Accountability Reform

Miami, FL – Today Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) re-introduced the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act. If passed, the new bill would be an important first step toward ending the negligence and toxic culture at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

CVA Reaction to Shulkin as VA Secretary

Arlington, VA — At a press conference earlier, President-Elect Trump nominated David Shulkin for Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Shulkin currently serves as VA Under Secretary under the leadership of Secretary Bob McDonald. Concerned Veterans for America Executive Director Mark Lucas issued the following statement: “It is no secret that the VA has… Read more »

“High Risk”: GAO Report Slams VA for Ongoing Mismanagement

Arlington, VA – Today the AP reported that the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) will rank veterans health care a “high risk” issue in the federal government. The GAO will cite waste, fraud, mismanagement, and low quality of care as continuing issues plaguing the VA.

Whistleblower Disclosures Confirmed Again at Phoenix VA

Phoenix, AZ — Today, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) sent investigative findings which substantiated a whistleblower’s claims about retaliation he faced at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Earlier this month, Kuauhtemoc Rodriguez, chief of Specialty Care Clinics at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, alleged he was retaliated against for bringing forth concerns that patients were dying while waiting for care due to backlogs and mismanagement at the Phoenix facility.

Yet Another Phoenix VA Whistleblower Alleges Retaliation

Phoenix, AZ — Another whistleblower at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) alleges he was retaliated against for reporting that patients were dying while waiting for care due to backlogs and mismanagement at the Phoenix facility.