Department of Veterans Affairs
Is Medical Marijuana the Solution to the Veteran Opioid Crisis?
Studies suggest that medical cannabis might be an effective PTSD treatment. The VA has come out against bills that would allow for further research.
Trump's Mar-a-Lago Associates Continue to Influence Policy Decisions at the VA
The president's old friend Albert Hazzouri used a personal message to advocate for the American Dental Association after spending time with him at Trump's resort in 2017.
Farewell to the Trump Political Appointee Who Brought IT Chaos to the Department of Veterans Affairs
The story of the former CIO is an illustrative example of how Trump has appointed political allies to leadership positions in the VA, leaving veterans to suffer the consequences of poor leadership and political infighting.
A Senior Adviser to Robert Wilkie Used VA Funds to Pay for Travel Costs
The department paid for Darin Selnick's flights from his home in California to Washington, D.C., hotel stays, and foods with taxpayer funds—raising ethical concerns.
The Trump Administration Proposes New Rules to Encourage Veterans to Seek Private Care
The new access standards are the most important step toward reshaping the Department of Veterans Affairs in line with Trump's vision of enlarging the private sector's role.
Trump's VA Faces a Lawsuit Aimed at Exposing the Influence of the 'Mar-a-Lago Crowd'
The government is attempting to get the suit thrown out of court asserting that a Watergate-era sunshine law on advisory committees shouldn't apply.
Lawmakers Call for Accountability After the VA Mishandles Thousands of Sexual Trauma Cases
A bipartisan group of lawmakers united on Monday to call for action from both Congress and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Inside the Turmoil Within Trump's Department of Veteran Affairs
In what has become a staple of this administration, infighting, backstabbing, and lack of leadership is plaguing potential legislative progress within the VA.
The VA Is Prescribing Fewer Opioids—but Not for the Reason You Think
American medical institutions created the opioid crisis. The VA is showing how the establishment can help make amends.
Key Veterans Affairs Official Downplays the Risks of Agent Orange
At a meeting in March, a lead analyst in the VA's compensation service was critical of the media, scientists, and the VA's own administrative tribunal for taking positions that differ from his.
Blue Water Veterans Share Their Agent Orange Stories
U.S. Navy veterans describe their Vietnam tours, their Agent Orange concerns, and their fight for VA benefits.
Could Community Service Be the Answer for Veterans With PTSD?
By helping others, Michael "Doc" Piper has finally found a way to cope with his anger, nightmares, and flashbacks.