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Senate Confirms Former Procter & Gamble CEO as New VA Secretary

Senate Confirms Former Procter & Gamble CEO as New VA Secretary

Former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald was confirmed earlier today by the United States Senate, 97-0, to replace Eric Shinseki as the new Veterans Affairs secretary. Shinseki resigned from the post in May after a scandal, involving multiple cover ups, hiding months long waiting lists for veterans seeking healthcare, rocked the agency earlier this [...]

Acting VA Sec’y: Billions Needed To Stem Vetcare Crisis

You would think that the team that exuded such confidence that they would ferret out Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, led by popular wartine president George W. Bush, would have planned ahead for the inevitable wave of wounded veterans that are created by the travails of war. Shockingly, they completely failed to do so, and [...]

Vet Dies 500 Yards From VA Hospital ER After 30-Minute Ambulance Wait

You want a scandal? Okay, here’s a real one. Not a phony one cooked up to make President Obama look bad. This makes every administration look bad and, unlike the phony IRS “scandal,” it’s a matter of life and death. // < ![CDATA[ var icx_iframe_id = "b9db0d40-a824-4a99-90d6-b7e1f278c7ac"; // ]]> Now read this:Prosecutors Target “John Doe” [...]

Meet The New Head Of Veterans Affairs

Bob McDonald has both a military background and one in corporate America. However, Republicans will likely find something wrong with him. After all, he is now an Obama nominee. // < ![CDATA[ // < ![CDATA[ var icx_iframe_id = "f00d5f0f-ba24-4893-8b6c-214a2f601801"; // ]]> Now read this:Shinseki: VA Findings Are ‘Reprehensible’ (May 29, 2014) First Democratic Senator To [...]

Poor Care At VA Hospitals Cost 1,000 Lives

It keeps getting worse as we learn more about the VA scandal. VA deaths were covered up to make the stats look better. Now we are hearing about how the severe the impact of poor care has been. // < ![CDATA[ var icx_iframe_id = "cb2eb5ec-45b3-4529-a663-1488b125cf51"; // ]]> Now read this:Trackback: Republicans Rejected Bill To Expand [...]

VA Deaths Covered Up To Make Stats Look Better

Records were changed to make statistics look better, so that those waiting for care wouldn’t be counted. “Deceased” notes on files were removed to make statistics look better, so veterans would not be counted as having died while waiting for care, Pauline DeWenter said. DeWenter should know. DeWenter is the actual scheduling clerk at the [...]

VA Audit Reveals Thousands Of Veterans Waiting For Care

A VA audit just released shows that approximately 100,000 veterans have been waiting for health care, with more than half waiting 90 days or more. In results of an internal audit ordered as the scandal over deadly VA wait times exploded last month, the agency said it found that schedule misreporting was widespread. Of the 731 [...]

Senators Sanders And McCain Announce Bipartisan Bill To Improve VA

Sanders And McCain Announce Bipartisan Deal On Veterans Care Bill (via http://crooksandliars.com) By Heather June 6, 2014 5:00 am – Comments Despite all of the recent posturing we’ve seen from our members of Congress, senators Sanders and McCain have actually managed to hammer out a deal to help resolve many of the problems at the [...]

Bernie Sanders Lays Out Plan To Fix VA

Sen. Bernie Sanders Lays Out New Plan To Overhaul The VA (via http://crooksandliars.com) By Heather June 2, 2014 5:00 am – Comments Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his Restoring Veterans’ Trust Act of 2014 with Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer. I don’t have a lot of hope that we’re going to see Republicans actually wanting [...]

Documents Reveal VA Wait List Issues Were First Known In 2002

An investigation by Mother Jones reveals that the current problems at the Veterans Administration date back to at least 1995. The underlying issues date back even further. In 1995, as part of a broader overhaul, the VA began pressing clinics to cut wait times for new patient appointments to 30 days. But there was no [...]

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