Veterans healthcare

May 16, 2018 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is set to give veterans more leeway to see doctors outside the Department of Veterans Affairs' health system. It's part of an effort to fulfill President Donald Trump's promise to expand private care for veterans. The long-awaited plan — set for a House vote later...
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Chairman, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., arrives to begin a House Appropriations Committee markup hearing for spending on military and veterans affairs, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington. The committee approved a wide-ranging plan Tuesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system and fix a budget crisis in its troubled Choice private-sector program, a major step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's promise to expand private care options. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 08, 2018 - 11:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee approved a wide-ranging plan Tuesday to give veterans more freedom to see doctors outside the Veterans Affairs health system and fix a budget crisis in its troubled Choice private-sector program, a major step toward fulfilling President Donald Trump's promise to...
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This undated photo provided by Christopher Wilson shows cluttered and unsanitary conditions that Wilson, an Army veteran, found in an exam room where he waited to be seen at a Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City. The VA is investigating why he was put in a room with an overflowing trash can and medical supplies strewn about. Dr. Karen Gribbin, chief of staff at the George E. Wahlen Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center, apologized on Monday, April 30, 2018. "Mr. Wilson should not have been placed in the room in that condition," Gribbin said. (Christopher Wilson via AP)
May 01, 2018 - 7:17 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said Tuesday the messy room and long wait times provided to an Army veteran at a Salt Lake City VA clinic were "unacceptable," and that he was intervening in the case. The VA clinic in Utah and others across the country are "...
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April 30, 2018 - 7:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Veterans Affairs clinic in Salt Lake City is investigating why an Army veteran was put in a room with an overflowing trash can and medical supplies strewn about after the man's father tweeted images of the unclean space. Stephen Wilson, the father of Christopher Wilson who...
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In this undated photo provided by Alyss Negrete, she poses with her with husband, Gilbert "Matt" Negrete and their children, from left, Aubree, Mya and Camren. Negrete, an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in jail awaiting trial for attempted assault and other crimes after he allegedly pulled a knife during an altercation with veteran clinic staffers in January 2018, in White City, Ore. (Courtesy of Alyss Negrete via AP)
April 30, 2018 - 11:28 am
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The father of a veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who was shot at a government clinic in Oregon blames Veterans Affairs for letting down his son. Gilbert "Matt" Negrete, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, is in jail in the former timber town of Medford, charged with...
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U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, M.D., left, sits with Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Veteran's Affairs Committee, before their meeting on Capitol Hill, Monday, April 16, 2018 in Washington. Jackson is President Donald Trump's nominee to be the next Secretary of Veterans Affairs. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 17, 2018 - 2:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be Veterans Affairs secretary is promising not to privatize the agency, a key Democratic senator said Tuesday, taking a stance on a politically charged issue that his predecessor says led to his firing. The confirmation hearing of Ronny Jackson,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, President Donald Trump fired Shulkin, and tweeted that White House doctor Ronny Jackson is his nominee to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 29, 2018 - 11:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is blaming his sudden ouster from the Trump administration on "political forces" that he says are bent on privatizing the agency and putting "companies with profits" over the care of veterans. Shulkin, the lone Obama administration...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 7, 2018 file photo, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at a news conference in Washington. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, President Donald Trump fired Shulkin, and tweeted that White House doctor Ronny Jackson is his nominee to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 28, 2018 - 7:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fired Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Wednesday and nominated White House doctor Ronny Jackson to replace him in the wake of a bruising ethics scandal and a mounting rebellion within the agency. A Navy rear admiral, Jackson is a surprise choice...
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A woman, who declined to give her name, cries after placing flowers at a sign at the Veterans Home of California, the morning after a hostage situation in Yountville, Calif., on Saturday, March 10, 2018. A daylong siege at The Pathway Home ended Friday evening with the discovery of four bodies, including the gunman, identified as Albert Wong, a former Army rifleman who served a year in Afghanistan in 2011-2012. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
March 11, 2018 - 1:55 pm
When Albert Wong returned from an Army deployment in Afghanistan in 2013, he knew it had affected him. He had trouble adjusting to regular life, couldn't sleep at night and was hyper-vigilant about his surroundings. But when he found a treatment program for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars...
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A woman, who declined to give her name, cries after placing flowers at a sign at the Veterans Home of California, the morning after a hostage situation in Yountville, Calif., on Saturday, March 10, 2018. A daylong siege at The Pathway Home ended Friday evening with the discovery of four bodies, including the gunman, identified as Albert Wong, a former Army rifleman who served a year in Afghanistan in 2011-2012. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)
March 10, 2018 - 4:09 pm
YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting at a California veterans center (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A psychologist who was killed by a former patient at a veterans treatment facility in California was seven months pregnant. Twenty-nine-year-old Jennifer Gonzales, a clinical...
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