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VA tackles Choice Act issues with pilot program

The Alaska Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a pilot program aimed at fixing the bugs in the Veteran's Choice Program.The Choice Program, which was launched...
Sullivan: Russian moves highlight Arctic concerns

...Monday to hear from veterans and others who have concerns with the health care provided through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, of which Sullivan is a member, plans a field hearing in Eagle...
Review: Workload, staffing had impact at Wasilla VA clinic

JUNEAU - High workloads and inadequate staffing had a negative effect on access to care at the Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in Wasilla, an inspector general's review found.It found that eight of 40 patients assigned to...
KPC hosts VA and Alliance Member/Student match up

...Campus has been host to several beneficial community gatherings recently. First was a visit from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs director Susan Yeager to explain new policies for veterans and discuss needs with local vets, "We've been...
VA secretary pays tribute to WWII Alaska Native militia

...his brief speech, McDonald said he had met earlier with each member attending. He also presented them with Department of Veterans Affairs "challenge coins." McDonald said the coins are a military tradition to present to soldiers for deeds well...

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday it will begin reviewing the disability status of Marines who developed cancers and other conditions due to exposure...

...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...


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