Lawmakers have reached a bipartisan deal to start fixing the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs. The deal to improve veterans’ health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill’s chief supporters said Monday.
An internal VA audit released Monday shows there are more than 57,000 new veterans across the country have been waiting more than 90 days for an appointment to see a doctor. In Florida the number is 8,500.
Amid calls for resignation, the embattled Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) secretary did just that.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio said recent allegations made by a whistle blower inside the Miami VA are both disturbing but sadly typical of the VA’s problems across the country.
Politicians love to love veterans, but the military heroes could be suffering some major losses due to the ongoing GOP-led government shutdown.
U.S. Navy ships stationed in Virginia have been ordered to leave Norfolk Naval Station in preparation for Hurricane Irene.
More than a dozen people were taken into custody for all selling oxycodone and other drugs around a Veterans Affairs medical center in Palm Beach County.