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My VA Story: Former VA employee sheds light on a dream job turned nightmare   

Jessica Villarreal’s dream job was to be a social worker at the Department of Veterans Affairs after serving in the Army.  “I got my master’s degree because my whole goal was to work for the VA, to provide a service to veterans, to be that person that veterans could go and feel like, “Oh, Jessica… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Monday, April 10th 2023

My VA Story: Wheelchair-bound Montana veteran wants to fix the VA so younger vets don’t face the same fate

Ed Moeglein chose to make the military his life out of a sense of duty to country. “We were in that kind of a community,” Ed says of why he chose to enlist. “Both my father and father-in-law were World War II veterans. Growing up all my friends’ dads were World War II or Korean… Read more »

By Emilye Bell
Thursday, March 16th 2023

‘I am very thankful for the MISSION Act’: Veterans share stories and struggles with VA and community care

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been misrepresenting appointment wait times and blocking veterans’ access to needed health care. Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request expose methods the VA is using to skirt requirements in the VA MISSION Act  to prevent veterans from using the community care option and keep them in… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Monday, May 23rd 2022

We asked veterans what they’re experiencing at the VA. Here’s what they shared.

Concerned Veterans for America recently relaunched My VA Story. We did this for a simple reason – we want to know how things are going for veterans who use the Department of Veterans Affairs for their care. Since the VA MISSION Act was signed into law in 2018, new access standards have been established for… Read more »

By Concerned Veterans for America
Wednesday, August 25th 2021