‘Decades old problem’ exacerbates benefits backlog for veterans

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    "It was felt that at this time the data, the evidence are just not strong enough to really support a presumption," he said. "In the end, the decision was made by the executive branch that we need to do more research."
     
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    Feds lookin' into Congress' Claims VA Lied About Hospital Costs...
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    FBI Looks into Congress' Claims VA Lied About Hospital Costs
    Dec 14, 2016 — The Justice Department is considering whether to investigate allegations that Veterans Affairs Department executives lied to Congress to conceal massive cost overruns at a $1.7 billion VA hospital under construction outside Denver.
     
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    VA Disability Claims Backlog Still Growing...
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    VA Disability Claims Backlog Grows Despite Paperless Fix
    Feb 14, 2017 | The VA's new electronic system for processing disability claims has faced initial problems in reducing backlogs
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    Waits longer than 30 days for medical care...
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    Report: VA Inaccurately Tracking Veteran Wait Times in N.C., Va.
    7 Mar 2017 | WASHINGTON — Thousands of veterans in the Mid-Atlantic region waited longer than 30 days for medical care at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities last year but were excluded from private-sector treatment due to errors in VA wait-time data, government inspectors have found.
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    Tragic paralyzed vet death...
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    Paralyzed Army Vet Bled from Feet, Found Dead in Wheelchair
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    Veterans Waiting 60 Days or More for New Appointments at 30 Locations...

    VA Secretary: Veterans Waiting 60 Days or More for New Appointments at 30 Locations
    May 31, 2017 - Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Wednesday that while the VA has significantly improved access to care for veterans, there's still more work to be done with veterans waiting 60 days or more for new appointments at 30 of its locations nationwide.
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    But will it speed up wait times?...
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    VA Switching to Same Electronic Health Records System as DoD
    June 6, 2017 | Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin announced Monday that the VA will be switching to electronic health records and adopting the same electronic health records system as the Department of Defense.
     
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    So, veterans health care is getting worse under trump, but the promises for improvement are getting bigger?
     
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    Heath care under VA has improved dramatically since Bush's admin and is improving under Trump's. Let's not lose the forest focusing on individual trees.
     
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    Choice out, CARE about to be in place...
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