‘Decades old problem’ exacerbates benefits backlog for veterans

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    VA Failed to Report 90% of Poor-Performing Doctors...

    Watchdog: VA Failed to Report 90 Percent of Poor-Performing Doctors
    28 Nov 2017 | WASHINGTON -- The VA fails to report 90 percent of poor-performing doctors to national and state databases, according to findings.
     
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    VA not payin' it's bills to Treasury...

    VA Owes $226 Million to Treasury Department, Inspector General Finds
    29 Nov 2017 | WASHINGTON -- The Department of Veterans Affairs owes $226 million to the Treasury Department, according to an internal watchdog report.
     
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    Faster Veteran Disability Claim Processing Times...
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    VA, DoD Report Faster Disability Claim Processing Times
    13 Dec 2017 - The Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense Department have improved disability claims processing time for troops leaving the military -- but there is still more to be done, officials told lawmakers Wednesday.
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    VA Urges Congress to Approve Funding or See 'Dramatic Impact' on Vets
    13 Dec 2017 | WASHINGTON -- Veterans' health care will be dramatically affected if Congress finishes out the week without funding a program that permits many veterans to receive private-sector medical care, Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin warned Tuesday.
     
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    VA Criticized over Eye Care for Vets in Rural Areas
    1 Feb 2018 | WASHINGTON -- A Department of Veterans Affairs program aimed at increasing access to eye exams for rural and homeless veterans utilizes a technique that some optometrists consider subpar care.

     
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    Many Veterans Still Excluded from Critical VA Services...
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    Many Veterans Still Excluded from Critical VA Services
    30 Mar 2018 Delphine Metcalf-Foster is the national commander of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and a disabled U.S. Army veteran of the Gulf War. She served as caregiver to her husband, also a disabled Army veteran.
     
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    'Rust and Blood' Found on VA Medical Center Surgical Instruments...
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    VA to Add Medical Staff After 'Rust and Blood' Found on Surgical Instruments

    5 Sep 2018 - At the Manchester, New Hampshire, VA Medical Center last year, surgeries were canceled when debris that appeared to be "rust and blood" was found on instruments doctors were about to use.
     

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