The Department of Veterans Affairs inspector general is reviewing Secretary David Shulkin's 10-day taxpayer-funded trip to Europe in July, during which Shulkin and his wife spent time shopping and sightseeing in Denmark and the U.K.A spokesman for the VA's Office of Inspector General told told CBS News on Tuesday that it is "gathering information and reviewing the recent … [Read more...] about Veterans Affairs inspector general is reviewing David Shulkin’s Europe trip
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Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the formation of the Veterans’ Family, Caregiver, and Survivor Federal Advisory Committee as part of VA Secretary David Shulkin’s commitment to supporting our nation’s Veterans and those who care for them,.The new Committee will be chaired by former U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole, a noted advocate for … [Read more...] about U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Announces Formation of New Veterans’ Family, Caregiver, and Survivor Advisory Committee; Names Senator Elizabeth Dole Chair
A group of six say that Veterans Affairs fraudulently concealed the poor work of a podiatrist at the Togus VA hospital, causing years of needless pain. They say it withheld the findings to run out the clock on their ability to file a court challenge.Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.pressherald.comI hope they dig deep on this on get to the truth. If it is true and it may well … [Read more...] about Maine veterans given substandard care are told it’s too late to sue
Shulkin and his wife spent about half their time sightseeing on his 10-day visit for meetings with Danish and British officials. Nearly three days into a trip to Europe this past July, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin had attended a Wimbledon championship tennis match, toured Westminster Abbey and taken a cruise on the Thames. The 10-day trip was not … [Read more...] about VA chief took in Wimbledon, river cruise on European work trip; wife’s expenses covered by taxpayers
"Shulkin’s trip came less than two weeks after he signed a memo instructing top VA staffers to determine whether “employee travel in their organization is essential.” “I expect this will result in decreased employee travel and generate savings within the Department of Veterans Affairs,” Shulkin wrote.Nearly three days into a trip to Europe … [Read more...] about VA chief took in Wimbledon, river cruise on European work trip; wife’s expenses covered by taxpayers
“It’s disheartening,” one veterans' advocate said of the program's troubles. “Imagine if a veteran has to cease chemotherapy treatment during Christmas.” "Now, just weeks after securing $2.1 billion in additional Choice funding, VA admits it needs more cash — and soon. The Trump administration, with encouragement from conservative … [Read more...] about The Overwhelmed VA Choice Program Is Running Out Of Money — Again
Cooking the books again? Another numbers game at VA, that has little or nothing to do with "caring for those that borne the battle" Another email encouraged more clinics to make more calls in order to keep up the headcount. "I am looking at some clinics who have not made any calls," that email said. "It is not too late." Another encouraged calls to "get some minimal … [Read more...] about Employees worried VA used veterans as ‘cash cows’ to boost funding
Weeks after a veterans’ health initiative received $2.1 billion in emergency funding, the Trump administration says the private-sector Veterans Choice health care program may need additional money as early as December to avoid a disruption of care for hundreds of thousands of veterans.The Department of Veterans Affairs said in a statement Tuesday that it hoped to move … [Read more...] about Department of Veterans Affairs says money for private health care may run out by year’s end