New VA Software Threatens to Disrupt the Health Care of Thousands of Vets
A review of a new tool to determine eligibility for private care for vets by the U.S. Digital Service recommended the agency scrap the software and start over.
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.
The VA Is Finally Being Forced to Pay for Navy Veterans' Exposure to Agent Orange
A federal court has ruled against the VA and granted aid to Navy veterans suffering from cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses linked to toxic exposure while stationed in Vietnam.
Increased Privatization of the VA Has Led to Longer Waits and Higher Costs for Taxpayers
An analysis of VA claims data shows that sending more vets to private care has not had the positive effects that were long promised by conservatives.
President Trump Pushes the Department of Veterans Affairs Toward Increased Privatization
The administration is determined to use a new law to expand the private sector's role in veterans' health care—a move that end up being costly for former service members.
The VA Finds That It Wrongly Denied Hundreds of Sexual Trauma Claims
Hundreds of veterans seeking treatment for sexual trauma they experienced while in the military had their claims wrongly denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Uncertainty Swirls Around Trump's Department of Veteran Affairs
After the White House Chief of Staff John Kelly contradicted the official narrative around the previous secretary's departure, legal questions have sprung up about the current leadership of the department.
What McCain's Brain Cancer Tells Us About Vietnam Vets' Exposure to Agent Orange
The Republican senator never has sought to connect any of his health troubles, including prior bouts with skin cancer, with Agent Orange exposure and has a mixed record when it comes to compensating fellow veterans for wartime exposures.
Blue Water Navy Veterans Are Still Fighting for Agent Orange Compensation
Though most didn’t step foot in Vietnam, some 90,000 Navy vets who served offshore may have been exposed to the chemical brew and seek benefits. The battle is playing out in the courts and in Congress. It boils down to a comma.
When the Violence Comes Home: How to Best Treat Female Veterans
Doctors consider how to respond to the domestic abuse of female veterans.