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Topic - House Veterans' Affairs Committee
If you didn't do a job, would you still get paid? That's what federal investigators fear is happening at the Veterans Affairs Department's network of health care providers, with the government paying millions of dollars for work that might not be getting done, or giving thousands to doctors who leave in the middle of surgery or make patients wait for hours.
Military veterans were unfairly targeted by an Energy Department office that changed evaluations for job applications so it wouldn’t have to consider hiring certain individuals, a federal watchdog said.
Military veterans were unfairly targeted by an Energy Department office that changed evaluations for job applications so it wouldn't have to consider hiring certain individuals, according to an inspector general's report.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: My name is Rochelle, my husband was rated 100 percent about eight years ago, which made me eligible for the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA). ... We are now living in Savannah Ga., which seems to me to be a military town. We live up the road from Hunter Army Air force and just a few miles from Fort Stewart, yet I can find no provider willing to accept CHAMPVA.
The expense of caring for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars is an unfunded budget liability for U.S. taxpayers that in years to come will rival the cost of entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, lawmakers will be told Thursday.
The Veterans Administration said Thursday that the chief of dental services at a St. Louis VA Medical Center has been placed on administrative leave after the hospital urged nearly 2,000 veterans to return for blood tests because inadequately sterilized equipment may have exposed them to viral infections during dental procedures.
Dear Sgt. Shaft: