Quil Lawrence

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Senate Version Adds Costs To VA Overhaul Measure

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs. The measure is close enough to a version already passed by the House that it could reach the president's desk soon.

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In A Rare Act Of Bipartisan Speed, Senate Passes VA Reforms

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Senate has passed a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. Like a similar bill in the House, the Senate bill gives veterans the option of seeking private care if the V...

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A Campaign To House The Homeless Reaches A Milestone

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The campaign to find permanent homes for 100,000 homeless people, including the chronically homeless, was started four years ago. Now, the group behind the push says it has reached its goal.

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With More Veterans Needing Health Care, What Will The Cost Be?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Veterans Affairs has a budget of $160 billion, the second largest in government. Some veterans groups say this isn't enough to meet the rapidly expanding demands placed on the VA health system.

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Audit Reveals Vast Scale Of VA Waitlist Issues

Monday, June 09, 2014

Before former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepped down, he ordered an audit of the VA system, hoping to find how many hospitals were lying about wait times. The audit fou...

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VA Health Care's Chronic Ailments: Long Waits And Red Tape

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

More than 2.5 million veterans served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and they qualify for health care and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. These recent vets have been putting in for more service-related conditions than previous generations, for everything from post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injury to the bad ...

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Can Civilian Health Care Help Fix The VA? Congress Weighs In

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

In response to the crisis in lengthy wait times for medical care, Congress and veterans groups again are debating the proper role of private sector solutions.

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Shinseki's Apology Punctuates A Long Career Of Service

Friday, May 30, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized for lengthy waits at VA facilities, saying he's ousting the leaders of a VA hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., after stories about delays ...

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Embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki Resigns

Friday, May 30, 2014

VA Sec. Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after meeting with President Obama. Obama praised Shinseki, but said the retired general feels that new leadership is needed to address the department's problems.

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VA Secretary Apologizes For 'Indefensible' Treatment Delays

Friday, May 30, 2014

Addressing a homeless veterans group Friday, Veterans Affairs Sec. Eric Shinseki says he will support a bill that would strengthen his office's ability to hire and fire staff within the VA system.

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Veterans' 'Philoctetes' Puts Modern Spin On Ancient Greek Play

Thursday, May 29, 2014

An ancient Greek play about the wounds of war is getting a new angle in A Female Philoctetes — a production made up of mostly Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

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Report Finds Systemic Problems With VA Wait Lists

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In a new report released Wednesday, the inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs says that the department has frequently manipulated records to hide medical care delay...

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VA's Health System: Some Love It, Some Hate It

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nearly 30 VA facilities are accused of falsifying statistics on how long veterans must wait for care. President Obama said the problems go back decades, but most veterans are satisfied with the care.

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Shinseki Pressed By Senate Panel On VA Hospital Delays

Friday, May 16, 2014

Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki is trying to get to the bottom of claims that veterans are waiting months for medical appointments. VA hospitals say everyone is being seen within 14 days.

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On Hill, VA Chief Shinseki Faces Hospital Death Allegations

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testified before a Senate committee Thursday, responding to allegations that dozens of veterans died during a long wait for medical treatment in the U.S.

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American Legion Calls For VA Secretary's Resignation

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

For the first time in decades, the American Legion is calling for the resignation of a secretary of Veterans Affairs, citing a string of scandals at VA facilities around the country.

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As Soldiers Return, Who Is Caring For The Caregivers?

Monday, March 31, 2014

Over a million Americans are caregivers to returning veterans, and in many cases, they're doing so with little government support. As a major report finds, this is having some serious consequences.

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After A Long Wait, 24 Models In Heroism Get Their Due

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

President Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to 24 soldiers who were long overlooked, in some cases because of discrimination. Many are Jewish or Hispanic. Only three are still alive.

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Military Training Gives U.S. Paralympic Biathletes An Edge

Friday, March 07, 2014

The only American to medal in biathlon, Army veteran Andy Soule did it with just his arms. Soule and other service members are bringing their speed and precision to the grueling competition in Sochi.

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From War In The Desert To 'Murder Ball On Ice'

Friday, March 07, 2014

This year, the men's U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey team is packed with Afghanistan and Iraq veterans, and they've found an outlet in hitting, slamming and speeding across the ice as fast as they can.

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