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Veterans Administration

Senate panel puts Wilkie on confirmation path for VA chief

Senate panel puts Wilkie on confirmation path for VA chief

Robert Wilkie, the White House pick to lead the VA through expansion of the VA Choice program and the overhaul of its electronic health records system, mostly sailed through his Senate hearing, setting the course for his confirmation.

Long waits under VA's private health program

Long waits under VA's private health program

Veterans often had to wait between 51 and 64 days for appointments with private doctors under the VA Choice program. Government investigators blamed the waits in part on bureaucratic inefficiency and understaffing at the department.

Senate sends VA Choice reforms to Trump

Senate sends VA Choice reforms to Trump

The bill, which consolidates VA's community care programs into Choice, will spark a change in how the private sector interacts with the VA health system.

House passes VA Choice expansion

House passes VA Choice expansion

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a compromise VA Choice reform bill. Congress aims to send it to the president before funding runs out in May.

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