veterans affairs

Veteran fears $14,000 daily charge at hospital

It's been more than a week since veteran Aldben Ateeb's surgery, and even though he's been cleared to leave, he can't go home because the VA won't sign off on his paperwork, WGCL reported.

Rep. Seth Moulton disagrees with Trump and Ocasio-Cortez on VA

Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, a Marine Corps veteran, said he disagrees with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and President Donald Trump's recent claims that the Department of Veteran Affairs isn't in need of fixing, arguing Sunday that the department "is broken

WaPo: Trump loyalists reassign, remove VA employees

Staffers at the Department of Veterans Affairs loyal to President Donald Trump have reassigned or remove staffers perceived as disloyal to the President and his agenda for veterans, people familiar with the actions told The Washington Post.

Trump's nominee to lead the VA: 'I welcome the scrutiny of my entire record'

Robert Wilkie, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, defended his record in the wake of a Washington Post report that delved into his career, including his past membership and support of organizations dedicated to preserving Confederate memorials and honoring the confederacy.

VA health care bill named after John McCain

A major piece of veterans legislation that is headed to President Donald Trump's desk bears the name of Arizona's​ ​Republican​ ​Sen. John McCain, who ​has been absent from the Capitol since December as he battles brain cancer.

House votes to expand veterans' access to private care

House lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed legislation expanding veterans' access to private care at taxpayer expense, a campaign promise of President Donald Trump, and adding more money to the "Choice program" weeks before VA officials said it could run out of money.

Politico: Report finds problems with Kushner-backed health project

A Pentagon report has found problems with the initial stage of a military-Veterans Affairs Department digital health project backed by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner that are serious enough to potentially put patients' lives at risk, Politico reported Friday.

'The VA is in turmoil again'

For years, the US Department of Veterans Affairs had been roiled by mishaps, setbacks and controversies. But recently, several veterans and their family members told CNN, they believed the department was finally improving.

Democratic document outlines new VA nominee allegations

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, was allegedly "abusive" to his colleagues, loosely handled prescription pain medications and was periodically intoxicated, even crashing a car once while drunk, according to allegations detailed in an explosive document compiled by Senate Democrats.