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VA seeks $17.6 billion for more staff, facilities
By Virgil Dickson | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Veterans Affairs Department is asking Congress for $10 billion in new funding to hire 10,000 additional clinical staff over the next two years and to pay for veterans' care delivered by private providers.
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VA nominee McDonald must tame government bureaucracy, pundits say
By Virgil Dickson | July 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The newly nominated Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald will likely face little resistance to his confirmation, despite his limited military and government agency experience, veteran and political insiders say.
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Obama to nominate former P&G chief McDonald as next VA secretary
By Associated Press | June 29, 2014
President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Procter & Gamble CEO and West Point graduate Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, as the White House seeks to shore up an agency beset by treatment delays and struggling to deal with an influx of new veterans returning from wars in...
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HCA's Perlin to advise acting VA secretary
By Bob Herman | June 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Jonathan Perlin, president of clinical services and chief medical officer at Nashville-based HCA, the largest private-sector health system in the U.S., has been named as a senior adviser to acting Veterans Affairs Department Secretary Sloan Gibson.
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Veterans gain Tenet system access in five states
By Bob Herman | June 26, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Veterans in five Sun Belt states now have access to Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s civilian facilities—an announcement that comes as lawmakers grapple with legislation to expand medical care outside the Veterans Affairs Department—and as the geographic mismatch of VA facilities to the veteran...
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VA challenged on handling of whistle-blower charges
By Associated Press | June 23, 2014
A top federal investigator said Monday that the Veterans Affairs Department is risking patients' health by not fully addressing whistle-blower complaints about the quality of care. The VA's acting director responded by launching an agency review.
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VA: 65% of senior executives got bonuses
By Associated Press | June 21, 2014
About 65% of senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department got performance bonuses last year despite widespread treatment delays and preventable deaths at VA hospitals and clinics, the agency said Friday.
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VA forms commission to hunt for new health chief
By Bob Herman | June 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Veterans Affairs Department has created a task force to evaluate candidates for the VA's top health post.
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Senate backs bill to improve healthcare for vets
By Associated Press | June 11, 2014
The Senate acted Wednesday to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care, as the FBI revealed it has opened a criminal investigation into a Veterans Affairs Department reeling from allegations of falsified records and inappropriate scheduling practices.
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Congress, FBI moving on VA healthcare
By Associated Press | June 11, 2014
As Congress moves to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait times for VA medical care, the FBI said it has opened a criminal investigation into the Veterans Affairs Department.
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