Last year VA launched a new program to streamline purchasing supplies for their medical centers.As GAO lays out what the VA needed to do for the program to be successfulA strong strategic plan Stable leadership Good communications Stakeholder buy-inGAO found Veterans Affairs was missing these elements when it launched the program; as a result, the program … [Read more...] about VA Contracting: Improvements in Buying Medical and Surgical Supplies Could Yield Cost Savings and Efficiency
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We aren't asking for state of the art care, we are asking for quality competent care. History doesn't repeat but it often rhymes, how many times must our service be so devalued. Do we not deserve to receive the quality care we were promised, is the nations word no good to it's own veterans. That should not be a stretch, it shouldn't be that hard. GAO found VA officials slow … [Read more...] about VA failed to report 90% of potentially dangerous medical providers, GAO confirms
When you get an other than honorable discharge or a bad conduct discharge or a dishonorable discharge, you lose virtually all of your access to Veterans Affairs benefits.From the article "When service members separate from the military, their futures depend on something called a characterization of service. There are five different possibilities: honorable, general under … [Read more...] about Bad Paper Discharge? Mental Health Options Limited
Veterans Affairs (VA) is updating the monetary reimbursement rates for caskets and urns purchased for the interment in a VA national cemetery or a VA-funded state or tribal veterans' cemetery of Veterans who die with no known next of kin and where there are insufficient resources for furnishing a burial container. The purpose of this notice is to notify interested parties of … [Read more...] about Reimbursement for Caskets and Urns for Burial of Unclaimed Remains in a National Cemetery or a VA-funded State or Tribal Veterans' Cemetery
So many stories of VA not doing right by their veterans. Here's another this time, Bay Pines VA. When a hospital has to pause surgeries there is clearly something that went wrong. The OIG investigated a complaint that a thoracic surgeon was incompetent and while the OIG did not substantiate that the surgeon was incompetent though 3 veterans died within weeks while in post op … [Read more...] about Bay Pines VA another incompetence concern – 3 veterans die after thoracic surgery.