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‘We are making the VA work for you’: Rep. Mike Bost speaks at a town hall with CVA

Veterans should always come first at the Department of Veterans Affairs. But unfortunately, many veterans don’t have that experience. At a recent town hall meeting hosted by CVA, Rep. Mike Bost shared his perspective on ensuring veterans have access to timely, quality care, whether that’s at the VA or in community care. “We want to… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Monday, July 31st 2023

#VAFail: Are veterans seen as just numbers by the VA?

Army veteran Jessica Villarreal once dreamed of helping her fellow servicemen and women at the Department of Veterans Affairs. But instead, what she found was a bureaucratic nightmare.  “My whole goal is to work with veterans. It’s my population of choice and my passion. I think no one can help a veteran better than their… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Friday, July 28th 2023

#VAFail: VA mistakenly marks Nevada veteran dead, shutting off access to benefits and bank account

The Latin phrase “nemo resideo” means “leave no one behind.” For service members, it is a foundational tenet. Every person has dignity and worth.  But Department of Veterans Affairs left Tom Hayden behind, recently marking him dead in their system even though he is alive.     Hero lost in the system Tom Hayden is a… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Friday, July 21st 2023

#VAFail: What happens when the VA doesn’t tell veterans about health care options?

Veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs are still at odds over community care.  On a recent episode of the American Potential podcast, Jeff Crank spoke with veteran Chris Enget, who shared his challenging experience with the VA and his advocacy for community care.   Chris, who was injured by an RPG in Afghanistan, faced difficulties… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Friday, July 7th 2023