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 »

September 10, 2018

This Week on The Hill

Last week was busy for Congress as the House returned to work. The House Veterans Affairs Committee held three hearings last week, covering grants for adaptive housing, reusable medical equipment and pending legislation. Several Department of Veterans Affairs facilities have been investigated for dirty surgical tools that caused medical procedures to be delayed or cancelled…. Read more »

September 4, 2018

The 30 Day Countdown to VA MISSION ACT Implementation Has Begun

The VA MISSION Act was signed into law on June 6, 2018. After years of calling for reform, this was a monumental day for veterans who use the Department of Veterans Affairs for health care. Under the VA MISSION Act, the Veterans Health Administration will undergo structural changes that give veterans greater access to the… 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 20, 2018

What They’re Saying: Illinois Veteran Said This About the VA MISSION Act

Concerned Veterans for America fought for years to fix the beleaguered Veterans Choice Program. Now that the VA MISSION Act is law, the VCP will be consolidated with other community care programs to eliminate confusion and allow veterans more access to medical care outside the VA. So what do veterans think of the new law?… 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 »