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Aaron Glantz

Center for Investigative Reporting

Aaron Glantz appears in the following:

Powerful Politician Kills Bill to Protect Vets

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Judging from recent machinations in Congress, it's easier to protect for-profit colleges who are generous with their campaign donations than it is to protect this nation's veterans from being preyed upon by schools anxious to get their hands on G.I. Bill education benefits.

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Report: G.I. Bill is Failing Veterans

Monday, June 30, 2014

A new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals that the G.I. Bill is supporting for-profit colleges that spend lavishly on marketing, but can leave veterans with worthless degrees and few job prospects.

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Whistleblower Sheds Light on VA Neglect

Friday, May 16, 2014

A doctor who tried came forward about service delays for patients at risk of committing suicide at a VA facility in St. Louis was sanctioned by his employer, demoted, investigated, and told he was creating a hostile work environment.

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Nearly 1,000 Wrongful Deaths in VA System

Thursday, April 03, 2014

In the decade after 9/11, nearly 1,000 veterans became victims of the administration designed to help them. The Department of Veterans Affairs paid more than $200 million in wrongful death claims.

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A Whistleblower Speaks Out Against the VA's Dangerous Opiate Problem

Thursday, February 27, 2014

According to the Center for Investigative Reporting's Aaron Glantz, the number of opiate medications—highly addictive painkillers like hydrocodone, oxycodone, methadone and morphine—prescribed by the Veterans Administration has increased by 270 percent between 2001 and 2012, far outpacing the increase in patients. Dr. Basimah Khulusi, a former Veterans Affairs physician, has come forward as a whistleblower on this issue. She says the VA forced her out because patients complained that she wouldn't prescribe high doses of opiates.

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VA Trims Veterans Benefits Backlog

Monday, November 11, 2013

Disabilities incurred during combat last a lifetime though, and yet a lifetime is what it feels like to be a part of the backlog of veterans awaiting disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. But since this spring there has been remarkable success in addressing and decreasing the backlog. Joining The Takeaway is Aaron Glantz, reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting, who documented the backlog at its worst and has watched the improvement all this year.

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CIR: Vets Dangerously Over Medicated by VA

Monday, September 30, 2013

According to a new report from the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been over medicating veterans, which feeds addictions and contributes to a fatal overdose rate among VA patients. Joining us to discuss this is Aaron Glantz, a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting. 

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NY Vets See Increase in Wait Time for Benefits

Monday, March 11, 2013

Leaked internal Veterans Affairs documents obtained by the Center for Investigative Reporting show that delays at Department of Veterans Affairs New York office are far worse than the agency has publicly let on.

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For Disabled Veterans Awaiting Benefits Decisions, Location Matters

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

If you’re a New York veteran who has waited a year for a decision on a war-related disability claim, you might consider a move to South Dakota – where the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs typically responds in less than half the time.

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Help for Veterans

Monday, January 05, 2009

We look into whether the U.S. government is neglecting American soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Aaron Glantz is author of The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans.

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