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...National Guard in 2005 and said he came home with a major back injury that required surgery in 2012.The Department of Veterans Affairs paid for the back surgery but declined to pay for physical therapy recommended by his surgeon and did not...
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Bob Franken: Competence comeuppance

...Where to start? The Obamacare debut is as good a place as any. Talk about fecklessness. And now we have the Department of Veterans Affairs scandal.Republicans swarm all over these messes like insects on honey, but the president and his people...
New Anchorage VA patients face average 29-day wait

...Alaska Veterans Health Care System in Anchorage, a federal audit released Monday showed.Release of the Department of Veterans Affairs audit follow reports of problems, including delayed medical care, at VA facilities around the country...
VA partners with Anchorage clinic

...filtering into the Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center this month as part of a recent deal with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to ease medical access.The overrun Alaska VA Healthcare System sends about 25 new patients to the Midtown...

...clinics so veterans can get care sooner. In cases where officials cannot expand capacity at VA centers, the Department of Veterans Affairs is "increasing the care we acquire in the community through non-VA care," Shinseki said.Lawmakers from...
Lowry: The VA's socialist paradise

For the left, the Department of Veterans Affairs is how health care is ideally supposed to work. No insurance companies, no private doctors, no competition - just the government...
Meeting students' needs: KPC program assists veterans

...students who are no longer eligible to receive benefits in the form of financial assistance through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In response, this spring Pollock developed the KPC Veterans Talent Grant Scholarship. Every fall and spring...

...failures" in the nation's health system for veterans, a review ordered by President Barack Obama portrays the Department of Veterans Affairs as a struggling agency battling a corrosive culture of distrust, lacking in resources and ill-prepared...
Bob Franken: A new Independence Day needed

...bungling their missions in the most obnoxious way. It has come to the point that when a study details how the Department of Veterans Affairs has betrayed the veterans who have given so much defending the American dream, we simply shake our heads...
State buys land for Interior veterans' cemetery

...paying them $2 million for the land. The Legislature allocated the money for the purchase.The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will foot the bill for the cemetery's construction, having promised $9 million to ensure the graveyard...


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