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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Report: Thousands of living veterans declared dead by VA over past 5 years, cancelling their benefits, according to documents reviewed by Wall Street Journal

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Veterans Affairs Sec. Robert McDonald: 'If my comments Monday led any veterans to believe that I, or the dedicated workforce I am privileged to lead, don't take that noble mission seriously, I deeply regret that. Nothing could be further from the truth' - via @desiderioDC

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid defends Department of Veterans Affairs Sec. Robert McDonald for comparing VA wait times to Disneyland - The Hill

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., calls on VA chief Robert McDonald to resign because of his remarks comparing wait lines at a Disney park to VA health care - Washington Post

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald compares length of time veterans wait to receive health care at the VA to length of time people wait for rides at Disneyland; says agency shouldn't use wait times as measure of success - Washington Examiner

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

US Senate confirms Michael Missal to be Veterans Affairs inspector general by voice vote; Missal was nominated last October by President Obama and approved unanimously by Senate committees in January - @CraigCaplan

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Veterans Affairs bosses in 7 states manipulated vets' wait times for care, according to investigation reports - USA TODAY

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

3 top Veterans Administration hospital executives in Phoenix are fired - Arizona Republic

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

House VA Committee's Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., wrote to VA Secretary McDonald asking for names of all 29,000 combat vets being denied care because of computer system error - @HuffPostPol

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Jeb Bush unveils Department of Veterans Affairs reform plan for presidential bid - @MilitaryTimes

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Baltimore VA says it has reduced backlog of disability claims by 60%, improved accuracy - @baltimoresun

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Report: VA has 41,500 job vacancies for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, thwarting timely care for veterans - @USATODAY

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

VA faces $2.5 billion shortfall because of greater demand by veterans for health care, Secretary Sloan Gibson says - @AP

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

House panel issues subpoena in Philadelphia Veterans Affairs probe - @AP_Politics

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Report: Audit finds wide mismanagement at Philadelphia Veterans Affairs regional office - @AP

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

President Obama visits troubled VA hospital in Phoenix, holds private meeting with managers, patients - @nytimes

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

President Obama to visit Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital on Friday, White House says; will get report on reform measures - @azcentral

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Department of Veterans Affairs names Glenn Grippen as interim chief at Phoenix, Ariz., Medical Center - @KellyO

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Department of Veterans Affairs fires director of Phoenix hospital at the center of scandal over delays in patient care - @AP

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald: 'I want every employee at Veterans Affairs Department to embrace (veterans) and help them navigate our system' - @mitchellreports

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