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April 28, 2017

#VAFail – VA FINALLY suspends doctor for prescribing pain pills to boss’s wife

After raising concerns about illegal and unsafe practices by the acting chief of staff at a VA hospital, how long should it take investigators to look into the issue and start taking action? A week? A month? In the case of Dr. Barbara Temeck, deputy chief of staff at the VA hospital in Cincinnati, it… Read more »

April 28, 2017

These Senators have stood up for VA accountability

Several members of the United States Senate have stepped up in a big way to bring accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and ensure veterans are properly taken care of. On March 2, 2017, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability First Act of 2017. This bill is a… Read more »

April 28, 2017

The First 100 Days at the VA under the Trump Administration

The buzz in Washington, DC and around the country this week is on President Trump’s first 100 days in office. The first 100 days’ mark is meant to give us an indication of how the new president is doing so far, and what we can expect to see over the rest of his time in… Read more »

April 26, 2017

VA Reform Shouldn’t Stop With Temporary Fixes

President Trump’s reauthorization and extension of the Veteran’s Choice Act last week was a step in the right direction, but there’s still much work to be done in ensuring veterans get the health care they deserve. The Choice Act gives veterans who live more than 40 miles away from a VA facility, or who can’t… Read more »

April 24, 2017

#VAFail – VA sent thousands of letters to incorrect addresses

The Department of Veterans Affairs just can’t figure out how to send mail. In February we told you about Scott Davis, an employee at the VA’s national enrollment office in Atlanta, who warned that the VA was about to throw 500,000 veterans’ applications in the trash because of mistakes they made. The VA needed more information to… Read more »

April 23, 2017

109 years of the Army Reserve

There’s another military birthday to celebrate this week, this time– the United States Army Reserves which turns 109 this year. Members of the Army Reserve play a critical role in military readiness. They maintain both a civilian life and a military life. They sacrifice time at work and time with family to train throughout the… Read more »

April 21, 2017

To Care for Him Who Shall Have Borne the Battle….

Why VA Accountability is so important By Scott Owens On March 4, 1865 in front of tens of thousands of American citizens, President Abraham Lincoln issued this edict: “to care for him who shall have borne the battle.” That statement later became the motto of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. But the VA has a… Read more »