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MALTA BEND MEMORIAL POST 558 SCHEDULED TO HOST VETERANS CARE EXPERT | KMMO

All veterans in the area are invited to an open house at Malta Bend Memorial Post 558 at 7pm on Monday 21st March. According to a press release, Heather Brown, head of strategic partnerships at Truman Medical Center, will be at the Post to discuss veterans’ health care and how Truman Veterans Hospital can help […]

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Tebow at Barber, Johnson Charity, CheckIt4Andretti

Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow will be the grand marshal for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst on Sunday, May 1 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Tebow played quarterback for the University of Florida from 2006 to 2009, winning the Heisman as the nation’s best player in 2007. He […]

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VA Issues Recommendations to Realign and Modernize Veterans’ Health Care

Published on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 2:56 p.m. Join the 100,000 AFP subscribers on Facebook Buy an AFP subscription Subscribe to AFP podcasts on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Pandora News, press releases, letters to the editor: [email protected] Advertising inquiries: [email protected] (© BillionPhotos.com – stock.adobe.com) An analysis commissioned by legislation backed by Mark Warner recommends […]

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House unanimously passes bill to provide free dental care for vets | Local News

Rep. Cedric Hayden (R-Fall Creek) recently passed one of his priority bills by unanimous vote in the Oregon House of Representatives. House Bill 4095 directs the Oregon Health Authority to establish an insurance premium payment program that will cover low-income, at-risk veterans with much-needed dental insurance coverage through the ‘Oregon’s Health Insurance Exchange. Currently, the […]

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$1 Million Donation Brings NE Columbia Community Center Closer to Reality

Northeast Colombia is known for having higher crime rates, more residents in poverty, and limited access to social service agencies compared to the rest of the city. Efforts for change are progressing, but there needs to be an anchor for those who live in this area, said Gary Thompson, CEO of Columbia Insurance Group, whose […]

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Medicines and health care must be affordable for all

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New veterans benefits bill prepared for House vote

For example, this would create a presumption of service connection for approximately 490,000 Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange with hypertension and a condition known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, which in some cases progresses to diseases such as blood cancer. And veterans who served in certain locations for set periods of time would […]

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Veterans Services Representative Outreach Visits – The McPherson Sentinel

Staff report A Veterans Services Representative (VSR) from the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Affairs (KCVAO) The Salina Field Office will make regular visits to McPherson on March 8 to help veterans and their family members apply for state and federal benefits. Some of the important benefits available to veterans and their family members are: […]

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Members of Congress Pressure AG Garland to Comply with FOIA Laws

To listen to the Federal Newscast on your phone or mobile device, subscribe Podcast One Where Apple podcast. The best desktop listening experience can be found using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. A bill aimed at the participation of small businesses in the federal market is now law. the Profitability Rigorous and Innovative Promotion Act (PRICE), […]

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US veteran healthcare supply chain is slow and inadequate

A multibillion-dollar supply chain management program for US veterans’ healthcare has come under pressure, following allegations that it is outdated and poorly managed. The US government’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) oversees veterans’ benefits and health care. One of its subdivisions, the Veterans Health Administration, is the largest integrated health care system in the United […]

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Learn About Veteran Benefits with the Hines VA Outreach Team at Gardner – Shaw Local

At Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of veterans, their families, and caregivers. Located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago and at six area outpatient clinics, Hines VA provides primary, extended, and specialty care to veteran patients in the Chicago area. We are the […]

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Benefits Brochures – Veterans Benefits Administration

Summary of VA Benefits The VA Benefits Summary provides information on compensation, education, health care, home loans, insurance, pension, veterans’ preparation and employment, and funeral and memorial benefits. See document Español Tagalog Summary of VA Home Loan Guarantee Benefits The VA Home Loan Guarantee Benefits Summary provides information about the Home Loan Guarantee, Native American […]

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New bill seeks benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances while serving

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The U.S. senator from Kansas has introduced legislation to ensure veterans exposed to toxic materials during military service receive the benefits they rightfully earned. On Tuesday, Feb. 1, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) says he joined Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) in unveiling their bipartisan Burn Veterans Health Care Act. Senator Moran […]

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Pamplin Media Group – Crook County Veteran Services welcomes new faces

Sean Kirk and Nancy Laude have joined the Crook County Veterans Services team and are willing and ready to serve local veterans. The faces of the Crook County Veterans Services office have changed, but the friendly service and hours have not. Sean Kirk and Nancy Laude joined the office about a month ago, and both […]

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Applications for veterans benefits increase as VA seeks to speed up process

The Veterans Building in Washington, DC is shown in this undated file photo. (Carlos Bongioanni/Stars and Stripes) WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs launched a pilot project in December to automate part of the process for reviewing claims for benefits — a change the agency says could shorten the wait time for veterans’ decisions […]

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Illinois Attorney General Updates Veterans Benefits Guide

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois attorney general’s office has released an updated guide to benefits for Illinois veterans and their families. The “Benefits for Illinois Veterans” guide was developed by the Attorney General’s Office of Military and Veterans Rights. It provides veterans and their family members with information about assistance available under federal and […]

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New law means veterans benefits will be printed in multiple languages ​​– Daily Democrat

U.S. veterans with limited English skills will soon have better access to information about federal benefits owed to them, after President Joe Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill this week championed by Rep. Young Kim, R-La Habra. The Veterans and Family Information Act, or HR 2093, directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to translate […]

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New law means veterans benefits will be printed in multiple languages ​​– Orange County Register

U.S. veterans with limited English skills will soon have better access to information about federal benefits owed to them, after President Joe Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill this week championed by Rep. Young Kim, R-La Habra. The Veterans and Family Information Act, or HR 2093, directs the Department of Veterans Affairs to translate […]

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Guest View | VA ICU technology shows how to improve health care for veterans | Editorial

One of the most inspiring times of my life was traveling to Washington DC on Honor flights with some of the greatest heroes our country has ever seen. Seeing the reaction of these veterans when they see our Capitol’s war memorials – many for the first time – is an experience I will never forget. […]

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Veterans’ benefits continue to be processed long after contextual events end

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Where tables, chairs, food and veterans had previously filled the empty lot at 311 S. Staples St., hours later large empty tents were all that remained. US Navy veteran Andrew Perales came to Operation Stand Down for the camaraderie, but the 53-year-old also gathered information on education aid, which will help […]

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Southwest Metro Veterans Services Aims to Meet the Needs of Veterans | News from Chanhassen

County Veterans Services offices offer a wide variety of aids and benefits. Whether it’s disability compensation, retirement, dental and optical assistance or even door-to-door transport for medical appointments. When veterans contact the office seeking a service it does not provide, staff members work to connect them with other community organizations, nonprofits, or other groups, said […]

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Local veterans organization offering assistance with benefits during the Friday event

WACO, Texas (KWTX) — Transitioning out of the military and sorting out benefits can be tough, but a local group is ready to help veterans this Friday, and they can even get a free meal. Starting at 10 a.m., officers from Disabled American Veterans will be at The Backyard to help veterans with everything from […]

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WITH VIDEOS: Veterans services available, despite shortages, but vets must ask | News, Sports, Jobs

News Photo by Darby Hinkley Robert Hunt, Commanding Officer of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2356 in Hillman, speaks at the post on Monday. ALPENA — Struggling with needs ranging from health crises to utility shutdown notices, Northeast Michigan’s aging military population can find help from local veterans’ offices and vet groups — if only […]

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Sarasota County Veterans Services Serving Those Who Served to Navigate Life

Veterans Services Available in Sarasota County Kimberly Kuizon reports SARASOTA, Florida. – At 20, Douglas Kremer enlisted in the US Army. He served in the 101st Airborne Division as a paratrooper during the Vietnam War. “I worked search and destroy in the Vietnam War and the place that scared us the most was going to […]

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UMass opens new Veterans Health Care Center in Worcester

WORCESTER — Federal, state and local officials gathered at UMass Chan Medical School on Monday, Nov. 8, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the opening of a new 48,000-square-foot veterans outpatient clinic on campus. The new clinic is a collaboration between the local branch of the US Department of Veterans Affairs [VA]the West Central Massachusetts Health […]

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NOTICE: Let’s stop the clawback of veterans benefits

Breadcrumb Links Columnists Let’s make sure no veteran leaves a Remembrance Day ceremony hungry, homeless or hopeless Publication date : November 08, 2021 • November 8, 2021 • 2 minute read • 20 comments Andrea Horwath, left, is Ontario NDP Leader and MPP for Hamilton Center and Jennie Stevens is NDP Critic for Veterans Affairs, […]

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Troops who refuse vaccines may lose veterans’ benefits

Members of the United States military who have chosen not to be vaccinated will not be guaranteed their veterans’ benefits. Veterans who have opted out of being vaccinated against COVID-19 and who are discharged will not receive any special protections or preferential assessments for eligibility for Veterans’ benefits, with the decision ultimately determined by their […]

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Troops who refuse COVID vax will not be guaranteed veterans’ benefits, officials warn

Troops who refuse the coronavirus vaccine will see no additional protections or leniency in the way their layoffs are handled, Defense and Veterans Affairs officials confirmed Wednesday. Instead, decisions on whether or not to grant these people anything other than honorable discharge — potentially blocking them from a host of veterans’ benefits — will be […]

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Muscogee County Veterans: Goodwill Host Panel on Veterans Benefits

COLUMBUS, Georgia (WRBL) – All Muscogee County veterans looking for help navigating VA benefits can attend an expert panel on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The panel of experts will include VA Benefits Advisor Melvin Tanner, VA Patient Advocate Harding Carr, the Columbus Vet Center and Goodwill Veteran Services Glen […]

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Baystate Health to Launch Virtual Veteran Healthcare Luncheon Series

SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health will launch a free virtual healthcare luncheon series for military veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 3, featuring “Insight into Military Culture and the Health Risks of Military Service.” Led by Janet Fraser Hale, Professor Emeritus of UMass Medical School, she will discuss how military service can impact a veteran’s behavior and health. […]

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A Guide to Medicare and Veterans Benefits

Two-thirds of US military veterans are over 65, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, making AV services a popular option for senior health care coverage. Many seniors eligible for VA benefits are also eligible for Medicare, a national health insurance plan available to all seniors. Read on to learn more about these two government […]

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Republican lawmakers play politics with North Carolina veterans benefits

From Fort Bragg to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina is proud to be home to many of our nation’s service members, veterans, and military families. Fort Bragg is the largest military base in the United States and is home to approximately 57,000 military personnel. Camp Lejeune and the surrounding community are home to approximately 170,000 people, […]

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DAV launches new services for veterans, expanding response to COVID-19

Leaders of the veterans services organization explain how they are supporting veterans throughout the pandemic. Since its inception in 1920, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) has worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs and partner organizations to ensure veterans receive all of their benefits. Especially since the onset of COVID-19, the Veterans Services Organization (VSO) has […]

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Veteran Services USA, Lockwood buys portfolio of hotels for $225 million, plans mixed-use redevelopments

One of the ten properties purchased was Crowne Plaza, located at 7902 South Lewis Ave. in Tulsa, Okla. (Photo). MIAMI AND SOUTHFIELD, MICH. – Veteran Services USA and Lockwood Asset Management, based in Southfield, Mich., bought a portfolio of 10 hotels totaling more than 1.6 million square feet, for $225 million. The seller(s) were not […]

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Helping LGBT Clients Obtain Social Security and Veterans Benefits

Six years after same-sex marriage became legal and a decade after the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell,” some LGBT Americans still struggle to get their Social Security and Veterans Affairs benefits. It’s a test President Joe Biden’s administration faces: how to prove its commitment to LGBT equality, including deciding to appeal court rulings extending […]

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River Valley Veterans Services, Arkansas. Mental Health, Fort Smith

While many organizations are dedicated to serving veterans in the Fort Smith area, officials say some still fall through the cracks. Mauricio Gonzalez, Sebastian County Veterans Services chief, said Zachary Arnold, who shot and killed Lois Hicks, 87is the perfect example. Arnold was an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan from 2015 to 2018. He […]

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Commonwealth Hotels, Radisson Hotel Group Americas, Lockwood Development Partners and Veteran Services USA Join Forces to Execute Multi-Property Adaptive Mix at Scale

Commonwealth Hotels today announced a strategic alliance with Radisson Hotel Group Americas and Lockwood Development Partners to jointly acquire and redevelop nine hotels in eight states in partnership with Veteran Services USA, forming an extensive network of new mixed-use developments such as housing, seniors activities and day care, as well as vocational training and retraining […]

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Westbrook Veterans Services Office Establishes New Advisory Committee

Westbrook Veterans Services Officer Arty Ledoux said he is proud of the city’s work for veterans, including the creation of a new Veterans Services Advisory Committee. Ledoux The committee, made up of two residents, two veterans, two veterans representing local American Legion and Ledoux posts, complements the work of the Office of Veterans Services and […]

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Greetings from your new Veterans Services Officer

By Ed Lautrup I hope you and yours are doing well and are recovering happily from a wonderful holiday season! Allow me to introduce myself, I’m Ed Lautrup and I’m the new Washington County Veterans Services Officer. I’m a kid from Kennard, went to school in Arlington, spent just over 20 years in the US […]

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A Winters resident was renamed undersecretary for Veterans Services

Governor Gavin Newsom recently reappointed a Winters resident to the position of Undersecretary of Veterans Services at the California Department of Veterans Affairs. Keith Boylan has held the position since 2013, when he was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown. Prior to his appointment, Boylan served as Government Relations Liaison for the California Association of Veteran […]

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Veterans and healthcare workers at VA Medical Center receive first doses of COVID-19 vaccine

Forty staff and six veterans at the long-term care facility received the first of two shots from the new vaccine. NEW ORLEANS — A handful of veterans and dozens of medical staff at New Orleans Veteran Affairs Hospital received the COVID-19 vaccine Monday afternoon, a historic moment in what medical leaders are calling a turning […]

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Veterans Benefits Change, Advocacy Group Research Illness Coverage

With the New Year came changes to veterans benefits, along with a push by some veterans advocacy groups to seek help for service-related illnesses not currently covered or considered by Veterans Affairs as a “presumption of service-related illness”. Here is a short list of some of the changes. As always, it’s best to take a […]

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Explore a Career Transforming Veteran Healthcare at AMSUS 2019

From groundbreaking changes in oncology to innovations in mental health care, a VA career offers you and other federal health leaders the opportunity to impact the care of more than 9 million people. VA enrolled veterans. Attend the 2019 AMSUS Annual Meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, December 2-6, to learn more about the benefits and […]

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UPDATED: Veterans Services Guide – Oklahoma | TULtalk

Members of Veterans Walk and Talk Oklahoma pick up trash during a community service event. The non-profit veterans organization meets every Sunday. Tim Landes Updated: July 27, 2020 Whether it’s taking walks, making glass art, or getting a new pet, there are plenty of local resources available to veterans. Below is a list of services […]

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Two agencies team up to fight veterans healthcare fraud

Inasmuch as To listen to the Federal Newscast on your phone or mobile device, subscribe to PodcastOne or Apple Podcasts. The best desktop listening experience can be found using Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have formed a new partnership to uncover potential waste, […]

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Birmingham health veterans launch efforts to quit opioids in DC

Veterans Affairs healthcare workers are in the nation’s capital this week for the Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Experience. People from Birmingham VA join the crowd as they try to tackle an issue affecting every community in the United States “The opioid crisis facing our country is nothing short of devastating,” said Sherry Cox of Birmingham […]

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Cleveland Veterans Host Innovation Summit in DC

Veterans Affairs healthcare workers are in the nation’s capital this week for the Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Experience. Cleveland healthcare workers are in the crowd with big ideas to help vulnerable veterans. Suicide is at a critical point in the veteran community, and Jeanette Salvaggio has found a small, simple way to help reduce the […]

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Tele-dentistry in the spotlight as Central Texas veterans host innovation summit

Veterans Affairs healthcare workers are in the nation’s capital this week for the Veterans Health Administration’s Innovation Experience. A Central Texas VA System employee participated in an effort to help veterans in remote areas. Lisa Heck has her eyes on veterans who can’t just hop in a car for help. “For some of our veterans, […]

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Veterans Benefits Center established for North Carolina

For the third time in four years, American Legion Post 67 in Cary, North Carolina, is offering veterans an opportunity to get answers — and sometimes resolutions — about their benefits and health care. From Sept. 12-14, Post 67 is hosting another Veterans Experience Action Center (VEAC), in conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs, […]

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Senate committee advances Ernst’s bipartisan veterans health bill

On July 16, the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee introduced a bipartisan bill sponsored by US Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) to improve health services for US military veterans. “We owe it to our veterans to provide them with the best possible care,” said Senator Ernst. “In order to address the wide range of […]

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Lebanon VAMC to Host Veteran Benefits Seminars at Perry County Libraries in Blain and Marysville | VA Healthcare Lebanon

Lebanon, PA — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ VA Lebanon Medical Center (VAMC) will be hosting free veterans benefits seminars from 2-4 p.m. July 25 at the Western Perry County Community Library, 104 E. Main St., Blain, and August 13 at the Marysville-Rye Library, 198 Overcrest Road, Marysville. The free events are open to […]

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Beto O’Rourke proposes war tax to help pay for veterans’ health care

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is proposing to institute a wartime tax to help pay for veterans’ health care under a plan he unveiled on Monday. The plan to improve health care and other services for military veterans also calls for ending the US wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and using about $200 billion in […]

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CSRA Women Veterans Organization

Did you know there are over 2 million women veterans living in the United States? We have over 140,000 here in the state 2. Now, a nonprofit serving these female veterans is becoming a visible presence in the Augusta area. The Augusta chapter of Veteran Women’s Organization started in 2009. It provides services to female […]

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Vitals in revamping veterans’ health care

With the federal mandate to improve veterans’ health care, a new Department of Veterans Affairs center will test new models of delivering and paying for medical services. More than 9 million American veterans receive their health care through the VA. In an April 25 perspective from the New England Journal of Medicine, experts with experience […]

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Expansion of 3D printing network aims to improve healthcare for US veterans

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grew its National Integrated Virtual 3D Printing Network from three hospitals at the start of 2017 to 20 at the end of 2018. The expanding network, which began at VA’s Puget Sound Health Care System, allows VA healthcare personnel to share ideas, solve problems, and pool resources on […]

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Veterans Benefit Reform Will Be Controversial, But Necessary

As part of our commitment to those who have served, taxpayers will spend $100 billion in 2019 on veterans benefit programs. The costs of these programs have more than quadrupled since 2000. Few programs of this size and importance have received less political attention. The VA’s disability compensation system is complex, cumbersome, and often difficult […]

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New Salisbury VA director pledged to help improve health care for veterans

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) — Joseph Vaughn had a busy week last week. He started his job as the director of the Salisbury VA Medical Center, met hundreds of new employees, continued the process of moving to a new city and took the time to register as a new patient at the Salisbury VAMC . Vaughn, […]

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Kelly Center brings veteran services to the Hays community through the Manhattan Vet Center

02/28/18 HAYS, Kan. – The Fort Hays State University Kelly Center has partnered with the Manhattan Area Veterinary Center to bring veterans services to FHSU and the Hays community. Starting in March, a team of counselors and veterans will provide free services, including: Individual consultation Group consultation Family counseling bereavement counseling Veterans Affairs Treatment Benefits […]

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It’s time to end the decades-long sabotage of veterans’ health care

In January, I received a frantic call from Crownover, a man I hadn’t seen in ten years since we had served together in the Army’s Third Infantry Division. He was calling to let me know that our fellow fighter, Moore, was in intensive care at a civilian hospital on the West Virginia-Ohio border for kidney […]

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VA could close 1,100 facilities to privatize more health care for veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs is considering closing more than 1,165 of its facilities as part of its plans to allow more veterans to receive medical care in the private sector, VA Secretary David Shulkin, MD, to the United States House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. The VA has found more than 430 vacant and 735 […]

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Veteran Benefits You May Not Know

Besides the plethora of benefits available to our country’s veterans and their families, there are many other little-known benefits and programs that are not prominent. Learn about veteran benefits that can improve the lives of older veterans and help ease the financial burden of medical care and other expenses. It’s no secret that the Department […]

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The rising cost of veterans’ health care and benefits

The House and Senate are expected to vote this week to approve a $17 billion plan to reduce long lines for care in the Department of Veterans Affairs health care system. It would allocate $10 billion to veterans who live at least 40 miles from a VA facility to receive their health care from private […]