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April 23, 2013

By Andre Francisco

How the VA Got This Bad



Disabled Veterans The spotlight of public scrutiny has turned to the staggering backlog of disability claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), but how did the backlog get this big?

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Topics: Public Health and Science

April 19, 2013

By Ben Freeman, Ph. D.

Veterans Affairs Announces Plan to Reduce Claims Backlog



National Security Responding to withering criticism, the VA says veterans who have been waiting a year or more for disability benefits will be bumped to the head of the line for eligibility determinations.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 28, 2013

By Mia Steinle

VA Healthcare System Failing Veterans, Study Says



Veterans Saluting Military veterans experience “excessive wait time” for medical care, leading to higher incidences of preventable hospitalizations and death, according to the Institute of Medicine.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 28, 2013

By Andre Francisco

Jon Stewart Tears Into "Criminal" VA Backlog



Jon Stewart and The Daily Show on the VA On Wednesday’s episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart decried the extremely long wait times veterans are facing for their disability claims and medical appointments despite an increase in funding to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 21, 2013

By Andre Francisco

VA Backlog is Huge and Records Are Unreliable



Drug and FDA Issues As many as hundreds of thousands of veterans could be in the Department of Veteran Affairs backlog waiting for medical appointments, David Hilzenrath, the Project On Government Oversight’s editor-in-chief, said on Public News Service today.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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