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Veterans Affairs Dishonoring America's Veterans and Civil Servants - YouTube

The Coalition For Change, Inc.(C4C) video highlights problems within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that impedes benefits and services to America's ...
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War veterans over-medicated to death at VA hospital - YouTube

Full story at http://www.thebluestate.com/2007/03/video_war_veter.html Jonathan Alter, one of the top tier reporters in the entire news business, did some di...
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Wife says VA claims backlog led to suicide

Wife says VA claims backlog led to suicide | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
The body of a 60-year-old homeless man was found by the train tracks in downtown Killeen last week, a victim of a drug overdose, police said.
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Congress demands answers after CNN report on VA deaths

Congress demands answers after CNN report on VA deaths | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
Members of Congress traveled to two Veterans Administration hospitals featured in a CNN report to demand answers about why U.S. veterans needlessly died there.
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VA Hospital Delays Are Killing Veterans, Report Says

VA Hospital Delays Are Killing Veterans, Report Says | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
Delays in diagnosis and treatment in VA hospitals are killing American veterans, according to an internal report.At least 19 veterans have died while waiting for routine medical screenings, like endoscopies and colonoscopies.A group of 82 veterans are either dead or dying while they wait for diagnoses or treatment at VA hospitals and clinics, accor
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VA%20Hospitaltyechs-constr-discharge-1stCir-12-13-10.pdf

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The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reminds us that while Congress’ antidiscrimination laws are designed to protect workers’ rights, they are “not intended to function as a collective panacea for every work-related experience that is in some respect unjust, unfair, or unpleasant.” Consistent with this statement, the court dismissed the claims of four female radiology technicians who complained that their supervisor’s abrasive behavior and its resulting “nerve-wracking” work environment caused each of them to leave her employment at a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital. Ahern, et al v. Shinseki, 1st Cir., 09-1985, December 13, 2010.

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Class-action suit against VA opens

Class-action suit against VA opens | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs may paint a rosy picture of improving healthcare for veterans, but the agency has systematically denied benefits to sick veterans and delayed claims so long...
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Veterans Wrongfully Denied Benefits While The VA Looks The Other Way - YouTube

Recent news reports, about the huge backlog of disability claims at the Oakland VA regional office, also included a story about my efforts in 2007 and 2008, ...
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EXCLUSIVE: The VA Is Broken - Death, Medical Mistreatment And Worsening Woes At Veterans Affairs Facilities

EXCLUSIVE: The VA Is Broken - Death, Medical Mistreatment And Worsening Woes At Veterans Affairs Facilities | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
Despite public outcry, anger in Congress and efforts to rein in the embattled VA, veterans care continues to worsen.
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Report: Department of Energy discriminated against veterans

Report: Department of Energy discriminated against veterans | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
A new report from federal watchdogs reveals that discrimination against military veterans at the Energy Department and retaliation against whistleblowers who spoke out about the practice were more widespread than previously believed and could cost taxpayers millions.
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Veterans face job discrimination; feds are biggest offender

Veterans face job discrimination; feds are biggest offender | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
  It has become a mainstream story – a soldier is unable to find work because of military obligations. Many of those stories are about small, private companies. But according to The Washington Post, the biggest offender is the federal government.
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THE SECRET CODE ON VETERAN'S DD214 Pt. 1 - YouTube

Hosted by Fred Smart and Dr. Warren. Special Guest: Vietnam Veteran, Mr. Edwin Crosby III, from New York.
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House Veterans Affairs chairman: We’ll be forced to take legislative action if Obama won’t fix veteran issues

House Veterans Affairs chairman: We’ll be forced to take legislative action if Obama won’t fix veteran issues | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
The chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee slammed President Obama's record on veteran issues ahead of Obama's sixth State of the Union address Tuesday, declaring that Congress
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Hospital delays are killing America's war veterans

Hospital delays are killing America's war veterans | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
Military veterans are dying needlessly because of long waits and delayed care at U.S. veterans hospitals, a CNN investigation has found.
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Veterans dying because of health care delays

Veterans dying because of health care delays | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
U.S. veterans are dying because of delays in diagnosis and treatment at VA hospitals.
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Rep. Waxman Statement on the U.S. District Court Decision on West LA VA | Congressman Henry Waxman

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Unfair Denial of Claims Plague Veterans | KQED

Unfair Denial of Claims Plague Veterans | KQED | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands of veterans across California will spend this Veterans Day as they did last year -- waiting to see if the Department of Veterans Affairs will grant their disability claims. Our media partner, the Center for Investigative Reporting, found that many of those veterans may be unfairly denied their benefits because of the high rate of errors made by the V.A. We profile one veteran's case, and the plight of the V.A. employee who tried to help him.
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Exposé: Veterans Administration Battles Backlog of Claims for Wounded Soldiers

Exposé: Veterans Administration Battles Backlog of Claims for Wounded Soldiers | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
On Veterans Day, we look at a major new investigation by journalist Aaron Glantz that questions the government’s commitment to soldiers struggling to re-enter civilian life. Called "Accuracy isn’t priority as VA battles disability claims backlog," the report reveals how thousands of veterans have been denied disability benefits as a result of errors by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Glantz tells the story of Navy veteran Hosea Roundtree, whose claim for disability compensation was denied by the VA despite Roundtree suffering flashbacks of a shelling he witnessed in Beirut while aboard a U.S. Navy ship in 1983. The VA has a duty to assist veterans in developing their facts and evidence to support their claims, but the department reprimanded one of its own employees for attempting to do just that for Roundtree. Jamie Fox lost her job in 2008 after she wrote a memo to her boss arguing that Roundtree’s disability benefits were being denied wrongfully. An internal VA document later showed the agency failed to perform its duty to assist in nearly 11,000 cases at the time, despite the VA acknowledging it makes mistakes on 14 percent of disability claims. We speak with Fox and Glantz, who is a reporter for the Bay Citizen, a part of the nonprofit Center for Investigative Reporting. He is also the author of three books, most recently, "The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans." [includes rush transcript]
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VA backlog fails ailing veterans: Our view

VA backlog fails ailing veterans: Our view | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
Those filing new disability claims could wait a year or more.
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As VA backlog grows, Congress, veterans grow weary of excuses

As VA backlog grows, Congress, veterans grow weary of excuses | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
With most veterans waiting nine months for the Department of Veterans Affairs to process disability claims, a congressional panel Wednesday chastised the VA and the Department of Defense for each breaking four years of vows to merge all troops’ medical records into a single …
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Veterans Left Behind on the Battlefield: A New Form of Veteran Discrimination Emerging

Veterans Left Behind on the Battlefield: A New Form of Veteran Discrimination Emerging | VETERANS AFFAIRS: ABUSE & CORRUPTION | Scoop.it
It comes in the form of discriminating against veterans by age or by the conflict in which they served. And it manifests in the form of veterans charities not assisting all veterans in need or employers not hiring all qualified veterans, regardless of age.
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