Veterans News

Veterans Affairs, DOD Open Clinic at Beaufort Naval Hospital

BEAUFORT, S.C. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense are opening a new dermatology clinic at the Beaufort Naval Hospital.The grand opening of the clinic is set for Thursday.The new clinic will serve veterans and active duty… Read More

Laredo Medical Center Now Authorized by Dept. of Veterans Affairs to Care for Vets

Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) announced the expansion of new health care services at the Laredo VA Outpatient Clinic effective February 1, 2015. The new services feature the option for in-patient hospital stays for the first time in history, thanks… Read More

Governor McAuliffe Meets with VA Secretary Robert McDonald

Governor Terry McAuliffe, Secretary John Harvey, and Secretary Bill Hazel met Wednesday with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to discuss ways that Virginia can partner with the VA to accelerate access to health care for Virginia… Read More

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald to Visit Univ. of Delaware

1:22 p.m., Feb. 26, 2015--U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald will visit the University of Delaware on Monday afternoon, March 2, and speak to College of Health Sciences students and faculty as part of a recruiting initiative aimed at encouraging… Read More

Veterans Affairs Panelists Meet with Area Veterans, Take Questions, Concerns

After news about long wait times broke last year and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned, many were left with questions about veterans health care.Representatives from the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System attempted to answer some… Read More

Veterans Group Proposes Major Changes in VA Health Care

WASHINGTON A national veterans task force is advocating radical changes in the medical system for America's former military personnel, including a choice to receive subsidized private care and conversion of the Veterans Health Administration into a non-profit… Read More

CBS Uncovers New VA Scandal: Dept. Ignored Veterans' Benefits Claims

Wyatt Andrews revealed the details of a new scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs on Wednesday's CBS This Morning. Andrews zeroed in on how the veterans' benefits office in Oakland, California simply ignored "more than 13,000 informal claims filed… Read More

Whistleblowers: Veterans Cheated Out of Benefits

The Veterans Benefits Administration provides $95 billion of entitlements each year to veterans, including disability money, pensions to vets and their surviving spouses and death benefits -- even American flags at veterans' funerals.But a CBS News investigation… Read More

VA Chief Backs Outside Care as Choice Program Falters

WASHINGTON Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Thursday he was committed to a law making it easier for veterans to get private health care, but he offered few answers for lawmakers irritated at the slow effort to put it in place."I'm as frustrated… Read More

Veterans Affairs to Reopen Outpatient Clinic in Maxwelton, West Virginia

MAXWELTON, W.Va. (AP) A veterans outpatient clinic in southern West Virginia that's been closed since last fall is set to reopen Friday.Media outlets report that Department of Veterans Affairs officials announced the clinic's reopening on Monday.The… Read More

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