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After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records... After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health ... (more)
The C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center in Seminole decided to report to Congress only cases where it determined veterans were seriously harmed by delays in receiving consultation for gastro-intestinal cancer.
A waterway in eastern China has mysteriously turned a blood red color. Residents in Zhejiang province said the river looked normal at 5 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday morning.
Police say five members of a Maine family have been found dead. State police spokesman Steve McCausland says the bodies of a father, mother and three children were found Sunday afternoon inside an apartment in downtown Saco.
House and Senate negotiators have reached a tentative agreement to deal with the long-term needs of the struggling Department of Veterans Affairs and plan to unveil their proposal Monday.
The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care.
The headlines screamed from the pages of the nation’s newspapers. In November 2013, USA Today said, “Many veterans still wait weeks for mental health care.” The newspaper reported that while veterans were committing suicide at a rate of 22 per day, it took more than two weeks to get a first-time psychiatric appointment.
CNN's Drew Griffin, whose reporting on secret waiting lists at the medical center in Phoenix led to the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, said a short time later that dysfunction and corruption are so widespread and deeply ingrained in the VA that just making a change at the top won't change much.
MSNBC's Mrs. Greenspan allowed the IAVA's Tom Tarantino to pretend the problem with legislation being obstructed by Republicans which would address some of the problems at the VA is all Bernie Sanders' fault.
The department is already under fire for delayed wait times and misconduct, and new data reveals a spike in the number of patients who died or were seriously injured in its care According to data released to NBC News, the number of veterans seriously injured or killed under VA care has risen dramatically.
As veteran patients wait longer and longer for health care in Connecticut, at least one senator's patience is running out.
BY RYAN HOWES Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON - Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson called the Phoenix VA "clearly the most troubled location" in a troubled system, but assured lawmakers Thursday that improvements are being made.
Iowa's U.S. Senate race is one of the nation's most entertaining. Its Republican nominee was propelled from obscurity by a television commercial about hog castration.
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Both proposals would scale back separate House- and Senate-passed bills after lawmakers in both parties expressed shock at price tags totaling more than $35 billion.
Updated: Mon Jul 28, 2014 02:17 am
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