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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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Years Later, VA Hospitals Are Still Inaccurately Reporting Wait Times for Vets

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The Department of Veterans Affairs promised over and over again that it would fix the long wait times after the Phoenix VA scandal. But the problems continue. A recent report from the VA Office of the Inspector General found VA hospitals throughout the Midwest are inaccurately reporting wait times for hundreds of veterans. The official... Read more »

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VA Takes Months to See Marine Veteran, Only to Deny Coverage of His Injuries

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Rick Disney served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. He was deployed overseas immediately after the attacks on September 11, 2001. While on active duty, Disney sustained injuries to his shoulder, neck, back and leg. Those injuries affect him to this day. Disney visited his local Department of Veterans Affairs facility for... Read more »

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Secret Wait Lists Were Still in Use Last Year at Colorado VAs

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Last week, the Office of Inspector General released its report on wait list complaints within the Eastern Colorado Health Care System. Its findings backed up claims that ECHCS staff were using unofficial wait lists to track referrals for mental health care. The improper use of separate wait lists for health appointments at the VA has... Read more »

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#VAFail – VA discovers secret wait list for appointments in Omaha

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Secret appointment wait lists are alive and well at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), according to a letter from VA officials. The Omaha, Nebraska VA created and maintained a secret wait list for psychotherapy appointments that delayed care for 87 veterans in just 2017 alone. The VA has blamed the wait lists on “training... Read more »

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#VAFail – New VA Rankings Show Little Has Changed

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Things aren’t getting better for veterans at the worst Veterans Affairs hospitals in the country. The VA released its annual report ranking 146 of its medical centers on a scale of one to five stars. Despite promises to improve care for the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country,... Read more »

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A legacy of service wasn’t enough to receive timely care at the VA

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As a member of both the Marine Corps and the Army National Guard, John Byrnes served his country both at home and overseas. When he joined the Marines in 1991, he was continuing a legacy of service, having family who served back to World War I. But when John tried to seek care at the... Read more »

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#VAFail – West Virginia VA Facility Found to Have Manipulated Data to Reduce Wait Times

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Add the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center to the litany of VA facilities that have manipulated data to reduce reported wait times. After the Phoenix waitlist scandal was exposed in 2014, one would think this issue would have been resolved. Unfortunately, this practice continues with the West Virginia hospital being the most... Read more »

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Wait Time Issues Continue at Arizona VA

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In 2014, the Phoenix VA Medical center caught the attention of the nation as it was discovered the hospital manipulated wait times, resulting in several veterans dying while waiting for care. Findings by a new VA Inspector General report allege the VA healthcare system in Southern Arizona has wait times that are worse than the... Read more »

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#VAFail – VA only scheduling half the appointments it has available

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A new report from the Washington Examiner claims that the Department of Veterans Affairs is only using half of its appointment capacity to make appointments for veterans, while thousands still wait more than a month to be seen by a doctor. While the VA has boasted that wait times have decreased over the years, nearly... Read more »

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