Veterans affairs

Abbie Bennett
August 07, 2020 - 10:39 am
The vast majority of Department of Veterans Affairs prescriptions are fulfilled by mail, but as U.S. Postal Service delays mount, more and more veterans are reporting long wait times to receive critical medication. Read the full story.
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Abbie Bennett
July 28, 2020 - 7:29 am
The number of patients dying because of complications of the coronavirus at the Department of Veterans Affairs continues to grow. More than 2,000 people have died since March.
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Abbie Bennett
July 24, 2020 - 12:50 pm
House lawmakers passed a $250.9 billion 2021 budget plan for the Department of Veterans Affairs, making VA the second-largest federal agency by budget, second only to the Pentagon. Read more now.
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Abbie Bennett
July 14, 2020 - 10:56 am
Former Veterans Affairs staffer Reta Mays was charged with seven counts of second-degree murder for injecting veteran patients with lethal doses of insulin at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
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Abbie Bennett
July 14, 2020 - 8:38 am
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Veterans Affairs is suspending its pause on some debt collection from veterans through the end of this year.
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Abbie Bennett
July 10, 2020 - 12:07 pm
A top Department of Veterans Affairs executive improperly steered a $5 million contract to his personal friends, a federal watchdog said in a report released this week.
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Abbie Bennett
July 02, 2020 - 6:06 am
Active COVID-19 cases among Department of Veterans Affairs patients more than tripled in June across 138 hospital nationwide. The COVID-19 death rate for veterans is about 8 percent, while the coronavirus death rate among all Americans is 5 percent.
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Julia LeDoux
June 29, 2020 - 6:10 am
The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the VA National Center for PTSD will be able to fund additional research due to the sale of more than 7 million of the Healing PTSD stamps from December of 2019 to May of this year.
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Abbie Bennett
June 25, 2020 - 1:41 pm
New legislation introduced in Congress aims at expanding Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to “forgotten” Vietnam vets. It would expand wartime benefits to veterans who served in the Vietnam War who have so far been ineligible for assistance.
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Abbie Bennett
June 23, 2020 - 6:20 am
The number of active coronavirus cases among Veterans Affairs patients continues to grow as officials move forward with plans to resume normal operations at some hospitals. Active cases are spread across 129 of VA’s 175 medical centers nationwide.
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