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VA Healthcare Allegations Continue

Durham VA Healthcare In a growing list of VA Healthcare offices alleged to have engaged in inappropriate scheduling practices, the Durham, NC VA Hospital has been added to the list.  (Click “here” for the story).  In the last several weeks following the announcement of the allegations at the Phoenix, AZ VA healthcare facility of the  Continue Reading »

VA Healthcare Debacle Continues

VA Healthcare Issue in Phoenix, AZ The Secretary of the VA announced he was putting three officials, including the Director of the Phoenix, AZ VA Healthcare Office, on administrative leave pending the investigation.  How will this investigation and these suspensions impact the continuing healthcare of veterans in Arizona?  Families have been speaking out about the  Continue Reading »

VA Healthcare Problem

VA Healthcare Problem The VA is under fire for the deaths of 40 veterans who died while waiting for VA health care in Arizona.  This comes after the VA sent a press release touting the greatness of their healthcare. VA Press Release On April 16, 2014, the VA announced that a 2013 survey conducted by  Continue Reading »

School Board Elections

Your Vote Counts! Local school board elections are upon us.  Signs are everywhere for the candidates.  In the past I did not pay as much attention to the local elections as I should.  However, with children in the public schools, I am realizing more and more the importance of the members of the school board.  Continue Reading »

VA Claims Reduction in Backlog

Terrible April Fools Joke or Reality? On April 1, the Veteran’s Administration (VA) issued a news release claiming a 44% reduction in the backlog of cases at their peak in March, 2013, while at the same time improving the accuracy of the decisions.  This sounds good, but keep in mind that VA defines the backlog as  Continue Reading »

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