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OpEdNews Article: Article: Veterans Affairs: Endangering Veterans and Victimizing Its Workforce

OpEdNews Article: Article: Veterans Affairs: Endangering Veterans and Victimizing Its Workforce | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
With a workforce of more than 300,000 civilian employees, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is the second largest department in the U.S. Government. The VA operates the nation's largest integrated health care system and purports to maintain a " customer service" organization. But, some employees and veteran groups unwaveringly challenge that notion.
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CNN | San Antonio VA was "Cooking the books" - YouTube

San Antonio, Texas is the latest VA hopsital to join the list of mismanaged VA hospitals. The allegations come from a clerk at the San Antonio VA, who says h...
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Department of Veteran Affairs To Probe All VA Clinics Including One In Wichita Falls

Department of Veteran Affairs To Probe All VA Clinics Including One In Wichita Falls | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
VA clinics across the country can expect investigators from the Department of Veterans Affairs to drop by and audit conditions at the clinics.
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Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs director sent to troubled Phoenix hospital

Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs director sent to troubled Phoenix hospital | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
Phoenix • The director of Salt Lake City’s veterans hospital has been deployed to Phoenix to oversee the medical center at the heart of a nationwide controversy over veteran waiting time and deaths. Steven Young will oversee the Phoenix VA Health Care System on Monday, the Department of Veterans Affairs announced. The Phoenix VA is responsible for an estimated 85,000 veterans and an operating budget of about $500 million. The ...
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Proposal would make it easier to fire VA officials

A push from the Speaker of the House and a continued stream of scandals involving Veterans Affairs administrators has pushed legislation to ease the firing of department officials onto the fast track.
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Deaths at Phoenix VA hospital may be tied to delayed care

Deaths at Phoenix VA hospital may be tied to delayed care | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
House committee chair claims evidence that Arizona VA manipulates data on patient treatment delays.
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McCain: VA flatly denies secret wait-time data

McCain: VA flatly denies secret wait-time data | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
U.S. Sen. John McCain said he confronted administrators at the Phoenix VA Medical Center on Friday about allegations that there are
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MMQB: Were Phoenix VA Officials a real life Death Panel?

MMQB: Were Phoenix VA Officials a real life Death Panel? | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
While the media is only focusing on the secret list, it is time to ask whether or not those who created that list were, in practice, a death panel.
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VETERANS AFFAIRS --"THE PURGE LIST" - YouTube

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On April 20, 2014, U. S. Marine Corps veteran Oliver Mitchell, a former employee with Veterans Affairs (VA) Greater Los Angeles Medical Center, filed a Certification and Notice of Interested Parties with the U. S. District Court for the Central District of California. The court document identifies approximately 1,000 veterans who Mitchell alleges had their records destroyed without proper notice by the VA. Mitchell's recent court filing reads:

"All parties have a claim against the Defendant for failure to inform that parties records, documents, appointments may have been destroyed by the defendants."

The "Certification and Notice of Interested Parties" specifically lists the names of patients who had requested either magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans or computed tomography (CT) scans from 1999 thru 2008. The patient purge list, which includes names of persons who may have been denied timely access to care without proper notification.

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VA officials investigate mishandled documents at benefits offices in S.C. | Local News | Rock Hill Herald Online

VA officials investigate mishandled documents at benefits offices in S.C. | Local News | Rock Hill Herald Online | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
COLUMBIA -- Veterans Affairs officials are investigating why 95 records were erroneously dumped in a shredder bin at the VA office in Columbia.
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NY Veterans Hospital: More Than 700 Patients May Have Been Exposed to HIV

NY Veterans Hospital: More Than 700 Patients May Have Been Exposed to HIV | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
(TheBlaze/AP) -- The Veterans Administration has told western New York members of Congress that more than 700 patients at the Buffalo VA Medical Center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C because of accidental reuse of insulin pens, according to a published report. Authorities...
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Military members allege job discrimination by feds

Military members allege job discrimination by feds | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
The government is the biggest source of complaints from returning service members looking to get or resume civilian jobs.
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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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Delays in Care Threaten Health and Safety of Veterans, Whistleblower Says

Delays in Care Threaten Health and Safety of Veterans, Whistleblower Says | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
A Veterans Affairs whistleblower alleges he witnessed incidents that posed "a substantial and specific threat to the mental health and safety" of US veterans.
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ANNIE, ALEX, olly, AND SHMAR's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:22 PM

Dr. Jose Mathews was fired because he witnessed veterans in the VA hospital being treated poorly by the psychiatrists. After filing a complaint, the VA hospital fired him. He is spreading knowledge of the few hours psychiatrists spend with the veterans, which needs to change.

-AM

ANNIE, ALEX, olly, AND SHMAR's comment, March 5, 2015 8:38 PM
There are so many things to find ridiculous about this, not the least of which is that the government is not a business. They don't need to rid themselves of honest employees to protect their reputation. -AS
Amy Argenal's comment, March 11, 2015 11:35 PM
Great point, AS and really enjoying to see discussion here!
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Whistleblower Says VA Hospital Covered Up Problems, Delayed Care - NBC News

Whistleblower Says VA Hospital Covered Up Problems, Delayed Care - NBC News | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
Sally Eliano lost her father-in-law Thomas Breen to cancer last November, and she blames his death on the Veteran Affairs hospital in Phoenix.Eliano told NBC...
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Hagel: VA backlog, ‘we missed it’

Hagel: VA backlog, ‘we missed it’ | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
(CNN) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gave his support to embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on Sunday as he has come under scrutiny over allegations of deadly delays in health care treatment for veterans.
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Death and corruption at the Veterans Administration

Death and corruption at the Veterans Administration | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
The Veteran Administration maintains a culture of corruption that allows managers to grievously violate rules and laws with little or no punishment. A Veteran Affairs Inspector General report foun
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House Gives Government One Year to Fix Veterans Disability Mess

House Gives Government One Year to Fix Veterans Disability Mess | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
The House on Wednesday approved a spending bill that sends a stiff message to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA): Congress wants the VA to eliminate its backlog of thousands of veterans waiting on disability claims by 2015. The disability claims backlog has plagued the VA for the...
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Probe finds Fort Collins VA Staff taught to Falsify Records

Probe finds Fort Collins VA Staff taught to Falsify Records | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
A recent VA probe found Fort Collins VA staff were taught to falsify appointment records going back at least one year.
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Investigation underway into whistleblower claim at least 40 veterans died waiting for hospital care

Investigation underway into whistleblower claim at least 40 veterans died waiting for hospital care | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
US lawmakers have launched an investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs after multiple whistleblowers have come forward to say that veteran’s hospitals systematically manipulate waiting lists, resulting in the deaths of dozens of patients.
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VA scrutinizes shredding of documents

VA scrutinizes shredding of documents | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
ST. PETERSBURG — Investigators are sorting through bins of documents at the Department of Veterans Affairs regional office in St. Petersburg to see whether workers have improperly shredded sensitive veteran documents.
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VA software glitch exposed veterans’ personal information

VA software glitch exposed veterans’ personal information | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | Scoop.it
A defect allowed veterans to view and change each other's accounts on the eBenefits system.
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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 | U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Exposed) | 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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