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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON EXAMINER: Top managers at the Department of Veterans Affairs have been held “accountable” for preventable patient deaths, falsified records and long backlogs in care. What that means is not clear. Even the fate of Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix veterans' hospital that is ground zero in the latest scandal involving secret waiting lists, ...

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Jun 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

“Whether or not you feel compelled to follow a particular lifestyle or not, you have the ability to decide not to do that. I may have the genetic coding that I’m inclined to be an alcoholic, but I have the desire not to do that, and I look at the homosexual issue the same way.” ...

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Jun 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON — The House passed a bill Tuesday allowing veterans to seek private health care to avoid the backlogs at Veterans Affairs facilities. "The news about VA's delays in care crisis just keeps getting worse," said Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., who introduced the bill. "It's unfortunate I have to introduce legislation to address this problem, because ...

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Jun 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The fate of a 16-year-old Connecticut girl at the center of a major medical custody dispute is in the hands of a Massachusetts judge, now that Bay State children's advocates have conceded Justina Pelletier should be returned to her family. In a controversial move, Pelletier was placed in the custody of the ...

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Jun 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: FBI Director James Comey confirmed Wednesday that the bureau's Phoenix branch has opened a criminal investigation of the Veterans Affairs Department, amid mounting calls on Capitol Hill for the Justice Department to get more involved. Comey confirmed the bureau's involvement during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Officials previously made ...

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Jun 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NRO: Zachary Janowski of Raising Hale has a gag-inducing story from one Veterans Affairs facility in Connecticut: The VA in Connecticut has avoided problems with prolonged waits. However, in February, the same agency reported on insect problems and cleanliness in the operating room. “Flying and crawling insects have been an ongoing problem in the [operating ...

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Jun 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A private watchdog group vowed to defy a federal auditor's demand that it turn over all the complaints it has collected from would-be Veterans Affairs whistle-blowers. “They’re barking up the wrong tree,” Project on Government Oversight spokesman Joe Newman told FoxNews.com. “It’s not something we’re going to do. We’ve never revealed a ...

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Jun 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Associated Press - The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments. The department says an ...

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Jun 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

PHOENIX — Investigators have determined that more than 100,000 veterans nationwide were kept off waiting lists for medical appointments, and Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson said the nation will learn Monday how many patients were relegated to "secret lists." During a news conference Thursday at the Carl T. Hayden Medical Center in Phoenix, where the ...

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Jun 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

TOPEKA, Kan. — The problems with delayed care and unauthorized wait lists that caused a furor at a Veterans Affairs health care campus in Arizona existed at several facilities in the Midwest, but in much smaller numbers, VA officials said in letters to two U.S. senators. The Department of Veterans Affairs maintained 10 such “secret waiting ...

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Jun 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Progressives Today: This past weekend, Evita Simone Allen visited the St. Louis VA medical center at Jefferson Barracks to tend to an ailing uncle. “Vita” spoke exclusively to Jim Hoft of Progressives Today on Monday about the filth, feces, urine and trash she saw piled up in her uncle’s room at the VA. Here is ...

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May 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WEEKLY STANDARD: An Oklahoma woman signed up for a new health insurance plan--only to find that there's not a doctor that will accept that plan within 400 miles. KTEN-TV reports that Janet Grigg, a cancer survivor, moved to Durant, Oklahoma to care for her elderly mother. But after signing onto a Blue Cross ...

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May 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) says that over 4 million Florida residents will die if Medicaid is not expanded there. “In fact, we’ve got over 4 million people that need medical expansion of health care that we are sending back, that’s going to die because they’re not getting the quality health care that they need,” ...

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May 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Defense One: How well can you predict your next mood swing? How well can anyone? It’s an existential dilemma for many of us but for the military, the ability to treat anxiety, depression, memory loss and the symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder has become one of the most important battles of the ...

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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NRO: The mismanagement at the Department of Veterans Affairs has reached a tipping point, and John McCain thinks its head should be held accountable. “I haven’t said this before, but I think it’s time for General Shinseki to move on,” the Arizona Republican and veteran told CNN. “I think it’s reached that point,” McCain ...

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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from INFOWARS: An Iraq War veteran died in a gunfight with police this past weekend, a tragedy that could have been avoided, his parents say, if the Kansas City VA Medical Center had only admitted him for treatment. On Sunday, Sgt. Isaac Shawn Sims, 26, a third generation army veteran who served two tours of ...

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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HILL: A report released from the inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs said veterans at a Phoenix clinic were made to wait an average of 115 days for a primary care appointment. The interim report confirmed recent allegations of delayed wait times for veterans seeking health care. Interim report

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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: A preliminary report released Wednesday found “serious conditions” at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs facility, including hundreds of veterans who were never placed on an official wait list and faulty scheduling practices that meant some veterans would never see a doctor. “We identified an additional 1,700 veterans who were waiting for a primary ...

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May 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: Skip Morrison sustained a back injury during the two years he served in the Army. Now the 55-year-old is classified as 100-percent disabled. But that doesn’t begin to describe the obstacles that the Poulsbo, Washington veteran faces. Morrison said he battles for months and months to get referrals from the local VA for ...

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May 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BUSINESS INSIDER: One of the major selling points of the Affordable Care Act was its theoretical potential to reduce costly emergency room visits, given the law's access to coverage. But a new survey shows that so far under the healthcare law, more people are going to the emergency room. The survey, conducted by ...

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