Protecting our veterans' children
Legacy of Our Veterans' Military Exposures
Justice - social, environmental, human
Protecting our veterans' children™


Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Veterans propose major changes in VA health care

VA Scandal of 2014 - 2015
A national veterans task force is advocating radical changes in the medical system for America’s former military personnel, including a choice to receive subsidized private care and conversion of the Veterans Health Administration into a non-profit corporation rather than a...

Collins, Moran, McCain & Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge Improvements to Veterans Choice Program

VA Scandal of 2014-15
Recent Press Releases Feb 25 2015 Washington, D.C. – In a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and John McCain (R-AZ) were joined by 39 of their colleagues in raising serious concerns about the...

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...

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,”...

VA director email: ‘Where is my Christmas present?’

The former Calhoun County Veteran’s Affairs director who resigned on Monday had sent emails to military veterans that asked for “pain meds,” Christmas presents and other gifts, as well as a cut of their benefits, in return for his help, according to documents obtained today by 24...

VA protected from sequester cuts, but veterans will feel the pain

“There’s a very large concern about the secondary effects (of sequestration) on veterans programs nationwide,” said Joe Davis, spokesman for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. “We still don’t know all the ways veterans might be hurt.” VA programs and payouts are exempt from the...

Dayton VA Medical Center: VA paid 8 families in death lawsuits; Four other Dayton VA hospital patients were paid for injuries.; INVESTIGATIVE REPORT

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has paid out $940,000 in the deaths of eight patients at the Dayton VA Medical Center between 2005 and 2008, a timespan when VA medical malpractice claims surged, according to records obtained by the Dayton Daily News. Medical malpractice...

VA launches investigation Privacy violations after death at issue

VA launches investigation Privacy violations after death at issue Officials at the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center are investigating whether a purported 321 employees illegally accessed the medical records of Johnnie W. Lee, a longtime employee...

Chiropractic Care Legislation for Veterans: veterans suffer musculoskeletal and connective system diseases

Blumenthal Introduces Bill Expanding Chiropractic Care for Veterans Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) this week introduced the bipartisan Chiropractic Care Available to All Veterans Act of 2011, a bill to improve health care for veterans by expanding access to chiropractic care...

Cleveland VA Chooses ClearCount’s SmartSponge System to Enhance O.R. Safety

Cleveland VA Chooses ClearCount's SmartSponge System to Enhance O.R. Safety The Cleveland VA Medical Center, among the five largest VA hospitals in the country, has implemented ClearCount's SmartSponge System, a RFID based platform that uniquely identifies each sponge in...