VA article – ‘I knew something was not right’: Mass cancellations of diagnostic test orders at VA hospitals draw scrutiny. USA Today.

Link to the news article “To have a patient show up for a scan and not have an order – you’re like, ‘What the heck is going on?’ ” he [Radiology technologist Jeff Dettbarn] told USA TODAY in an interview. Dettbarn started collecting cancellation notices for diagnostic procedures such as CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds. …

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Veteran Affairs – Fox31 Denver report VA spent $750,000 for a 176-yard bus ride

Fox31 Denver report special buses drove aurora VA staff 176 yards for 5 years From the article: DENVER -- Over budget by nearly $1 billion, the cost of the recently opened Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Aurora are, by now, well known. “I think it was a smart program. Like I said, …

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Veteran Affairs – Jason Kander on dropping out of politics to address PTSD after 11 years of denial

I decided to post the entirety of his letter because it is an important development in having the public experience what veterans go through. Link to Jason Kander.com So after 11 years of trying to outrun depression and PTSD symptoms, I have finally concluded that it’s faster than me. That I have to stop running, …

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Veteran Affairs – 33-year-old Justin Miller committed suicide after being released from VA psych care

View the CNN article here. Burdened by suicidal thoughts, Justin Miller, a 33-year-old veteran from Minnesota, reached out to the Department of Veterans Affairs in February for help, telling responders on the VA crisis line that he had access to firearms. Miller was advised to visit his local VA emergency department, which he did immediately. …

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VA – a small payout of $1,385.08 a day for defective earplugs over 18 years.

All links are to the webpage for the lawsuit on Justice.gov unless otherwise noted. 3M sold the Combat Arms Earplugs to the US military from 2000, along with the sales was the coverup that the earplugs failed to do the one job they have, dampening sound that is damaging to the ears. The Department of …

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VA News – Court rules class-action lawsuits can be brought against the VA

This legal change sounds like great news for many veterans, I hope that the process works correctly and changes are made that reduce the pressure on veterans and their family members. I feel we will see an influx of lawsuits for Gulf War Syndrome, Agent Orange, and toxic chemical exposures from many military bases and …

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Veterans – The busy empty phones. Washington Post article.

Listen. Type. Send. This was what the 60 customer service agents could do for the 107,000 calls that had come in since June 2017. On this day, there would be 584 more. I will not comment much on this topic, I have experienced a complete failure with this hotline of help twice. None of this …

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