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CVA chats with Rep. Chip Roy about veterans, the VA, and COVID-19.

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Our Executive Director, Nate Anderson, “sat down” with Texas Representative Chip Roy on April 3rd to discuss issues important to veterans and all Americans as we go through the COVID-19 crisis as a nation. From health care to the VA’s response, to federal spending, we touch on a number of important topics. You can watch... Read more »

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#VAFail – Veteran Died at VA After Blood Poisoning

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Aaron Merritt left the Army after three combat tours. Just before leaving the military, he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Naturally, he turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system to continue treating his condition once he left the service. A few months into treatment at the VA, Aaron became intensely sick. Despite... Read more »

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October’s worst #VAFails

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There are some important updates on developing stories at the Department of Veterans Affairs this month. Many student veterans are still waiting for their GI Bill benefits to kick in this semester, and a Minnesota news outlet further investigated a nationwide #VAFail it helped break. Here are the top #VAFails in October. The Office of... Read more »

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#VAFail –VA Failed to Coordinate Exams for Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Traumatic brain injuries have become the “signature wound” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Estimates from the Department of Defense and Veteran’s Brain Injury Center show 22 percent of combat casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan are from brain injuries. Many more with blast injuries may also have sustained TBIs. Since 2000, instances of TBI... Read more »

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#VAFail – Another VA Hospital May Have Improperly Canceled Radiology Exams

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Back in July, the Tampa Bay Times reported on allegations that Department of Veterans Affairs staff at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital improperly canceled radiology exams. According to the allegations, staff at the Tampa-area facility canceled hundreds of exams in an effort to clean out the backlog of orders. In response, Haley became the... Read more »

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#VAFail – This Is One of the Worst Nursing Homes in the VA System

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Just a few months ago, the Department of Veterans Affairs released ratings for its 133 nursing home facilities. Although releasing this data was a good move toward transparency, the information paints a bleak picture of care at VA nursing homes across the country. The VA uses a star-rating system to measure quality and care standards... Read more »

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#VAFail – Here’s an Update on the Aurora, Colorado VA

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The Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center opened less than two months ago, and it already has issues with medical equipment. The Aurora, Colo., facility is unable to use the main dialysis system installed in the hospital. 9 News reports that the system is offline and patients are being treated with portable dialysis machines used for... Read more »

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#VAFail – Disabled Vets Walk Long Distances to Get Care in Washington, D.C.

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If you’ve ever been to Washington, D.C., you know that parking can be a challenge. The same goes for parking at the D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. An investigation by News4 Washington revealed just how bad the problem is. Veterans who visit the DC VA for care are forced to circle a confusing parking lot... Read more »

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#VAFail – Surgery Canceled Because the VA Missed a Step

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Preparing for surgery isn’t a simple process. You take physical and mental steps in the days and hours before even entering the operating room. The Department of Veterans Affairs facility where you usually receive care decides they can’t conduct this particular surgery, so they say you can visit another hospital. The facility that conducts your... Read more »

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#VAFail – 3 Patients Show Up for Surgery. Here’s Why They Were Turned Away.

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The Cincinnati VA is a repeat offender regarding leadership failures, the latest of which put veterans in a potentially dangerous situation. Last month, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Cincinnati VA’s 24-hour surgical department was closed for four days, with no surgeons scheduled. All surgical staff members were on leave, out of town or had... Read more »

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