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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care. The 420-5 vote sends the bill to the...
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Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and, in some cases, intimidation of staff to hide delays in medical care to veterans in the 6-million patient...
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Proposals for an earlier curfew aren’t new. The idea has been tossed around in the City-County Council since 2012. Councillor Jeff Miller, R-District 19, introduced the new ordinance that would push...
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Legislation to fix the Department of Veterans Affairs’ broken health care system sailed through the House on a 420-5 vote Wednesday afternoon. The legislation addresses the long wait times veterans...
2014/07/30 22:20
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The House overwhelmingly passed Wednesday a reform bill for the Department of Veterans Affairs, sending the compromise plan to the Senate in an effort to finish the bill before leaving on a month-long...
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VA Health Care Overhaul Passes House The House voted overwhelmingly to pass the compromise VA health care overhaul aimed at slashing wait times. The bill is expected to easily pass the Senate and...
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Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: July 30 The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, on expediting Medicaid applications: Medicaid expansion remains a topic of heated debate....
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Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: July 29 The Jackson (Tennessee) Sun on VA deal: We were mildly encouraged Monday about the "deal" reached to address some of the problems with the...
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House and Senate conferees have agreed on a $17 billion bill to address the scandal over poor health-care service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation is now on a fast track to pass...
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Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: July 29 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer on VA woes: Congress appears ready to embrace a $17 billion bipartisan measure to shore up the...
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Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: July 30 The Register-Herald, Bleckley, West Virginia, on VA breakthrough: A compromise in what has been a sharply contested effort to fund reforms...
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The incipient deal between Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders and his House counterpart Jeff Miller on a VA-reform bill to deal with the terrible backlogs of medical treatment...
2014/07/30 13:20
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Rep. Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, said Wednesday that he’ll spend his August recess checking up on VA hospitals around the country. “I’m going to be at VA hospitals, so there ain’t no leash for...
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Congress, which hasn’t been able to do much of anything other than spin its wheels, may be on the verge of passing a law to deal with the VA debacle. If you haven’t heard much about that, it’s...
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A compromise in what has been a sharply contested effort to fund reforms and boost health care coverage for veterans was reached Monday between Senate and House negotiators in Washington. The...
2014/07/30 04:22
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Thedailybeast.com slapped the following headline on an article by Tim Mak on Tuesday: "It's a Miracle! Congress Compromises on VA Reform Bill." It should not require a miracle to take care of the...
2014/07/29 21:27
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The Senate confirmed Robert McDonald to be the new head of the Veterans Affairs Department in a unanimous vote July 29. Widespread reports of falsified wait lists and improper scheduling practices...
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Some of the world’s biggest energy companies could see as much as 5 percent of their revenue disappear amid sanctions that shut them off from the Russian energy frontier. Amid rising violence in...
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Many opponents of the Affordable Care Act fear that it will turn into single-payer, government-run health care. We have an example of such a system — the Veterans Affairs health system. Care is...
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Appalling accounts of interminable patient wait times and falsified schedules, and the growing public outrage those accounts have fueled, have prompted Congress to act on the growing health care...
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