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Department of Veterans’ Affairs

VA empire strikes back — bureaucrats vs. veterans’ health

The ink is barely dry on the 8.6 million “Choice Cards” that supposedly allow vets to see a doctor outside the delay-plagued VA system. But Obama’s budget tries to snatch the $10 billion allocated for choice and let VA top administrators spend it however they want. It’s a...
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Veterans Health Administration Update: AGENT ORANGE

February is American Heart Month. Were you exposed to Agent Orange during service and have ischemic heart disease?  You may qualify for VA benefits.  A healthy lifestyle can help prevent heart disease. Learn more. VA benefits for ischemic heart disease Veterans with ischemic...
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Online Prescription Tracker Gives Veterans 24/7 Online Access to Status

Veterans can now track the status of most of their prescriptions online, thanks to an innovative idea by a Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) employee. The new 24/7 service allows online tracking for most prescriptions mailed from the VA Mail Order Pharmacy. The Prescription...
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Congressional auditors: VA health care is high-risk

The Department of Veterans’ Affairs vast health network — beset by a scandal last year over delayed care — has been listed as a high-risk federal program by congressional auditors for the first time. The report by the watchdog Government Accountability Office, which is...
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Retired Air Force Col. Archer Battista believes new report backs effort to extend Agent Orange benefits

Agent Orange Legacy
“It looks to us as if we have finally prevailed in this battle. The VA is making noises about how do we reach out and contact these men and women so that, I think, is going to be the next hurdle,” retired Air Force Col. Archer Battista, 68, said this week. “It’s a very big hurdle...
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Veterans Benefits: “Back at Base”

NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America’s troops where they live. We’re calling the project “Back at Base.” This is the first of a three-part series about veteran benefits (Part 2 / Part 3). If...
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Veteran Fights for $250K in Benefits for Agent Orange-Caused Condition

Frustrated and fed-up, Vietnam veteran Don Rabush calls his fight to get Veterans Affairs benefits for an ailment caused by Agent Orange one of the worth battles he’s ever faced. The Army second lieutenant has been working to get nearly 40 years of retroactive benefits after...
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Veteran faces battles with VA Clinic

Norman Laws of Branson served in Vietnam. Following his years overseas, he was stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois in 1973, where he said he was exposed to multiple chemicals, including Agent Orange. The base has since closed, and the state of Illinois has...
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Veteran who pleaded for quicker care dies of cancer

Robert Morgan, the veteran who pleaded for quicker care and said he thought he had cancer during a town hall meeting at the Nashville VA hospital, has died from the disease. “I’ll die, and the reason I’ll die is because I don’t receive timely care,”...
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