September 7, 2017

#VAFail – Poor recordkeeping leads to millions in improper payments

The Department of Veterans Affairs and Social Security Administration (SSA) aren’t on the same page when it comes to paying out benefits to deceased veterans, according to a new Inspector General report. $38 million in benefits have been paid out from the SSA to veterans that the VA has recorded as deceased. An additional $7… Read more »

August 25, 2017

VA Whistleblower gets slighted by Wisconsin Senator

Whistleblowers have played a major role in exposing misconduct and illegal activity throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In Phoenix, Brandon Coleman alerted the public to suicidal veterans being allowed to leave the Phoenix VA emergency room. Dr. Sam Foote also blew the whistle in Phoenix on manipulated wait times and patient deaths while… Read more »

August 18, 2017

#VAFail – Buffalo VA may have put veterans at risk of infection through unsterile equipment

More than 500 patients of the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be notified that they may be at risk of infection due to “an improperly cleaned medical scope.” The Buffalo News reported that manufacturer instructions “may not have been followed” by staff during the disinfection process for the reusable equipment. If there is a… Read more »

August 17, 2017

#VAFail – After 5 Years, Spokane, WA Facility Still Has Not Fixed Hole in Roof

Ensuring veterans’ safety has once again slipped through the cracks at the VA. According to a recent report, there has been a hole in the roof of the Spokane, Washington VA Medical Center, causing water to leak into the facility, for the past five years. A Spokane, Washington newspaper, the Spokesman-Review,found House Veterans Affairs Committee… Read more »

August 15, 2017

Marine veteran shares his experiences at the VA

Adam Miller spent 4 years on active duty in the Marine Corps. He sustained neck and back injuries during that time, the remnants of those injuries still affecting him today. After leaving the Marine Corps, Adam began seeking treatment with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for his service-connected injuries. He was met with a… Read more »

August 11, 2017

Former DC VA Director Who Jeopardized Veterans’ Health Back With VA

This country has made a commitment to care for the men and women of our armed services that were disabled or injured in the line of duty. However, the DC VA has repeatedly failed to meet this obligation. Now, the former DC VA Director, who was found to have jeopardized veterans’ health while leading the… Read more »

August 9, 2017

#VAFail – Dermatology Delays Show Veterans Choice Program Needs Reform

The Veterans Choice Program was established after the Phoenix VA waitlist scandal, where 40 veterans died while waiting on manipulated wait times. However, a recent VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report illustrates the need for more reforms, finding that the program experienced several inefficiencies that put veterans’ health at risk in a North Chicago,… Read more »