Veteran Problems

Personal dealing with the VA

These links are about personal interactions and problems I have encountered with the Department of Veteran Affairs.

News reports on Veteran Affairs issues.

    1. How the Veteran Affairs office fueled the national opioid crisis and is killing thousands of veterans.
    1. Government Accountability Office reports VA denies 80% of Gulf War Illness claims
    1. Veteran Affairs whistleblower facing retaliation. Washington Post article.
    1. Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General report on the death of Charles Ingram and the failures that caused it
    1. Veteran Affairs whistleblower facing retaliation. Washington Post article.
    1. November 2017 GAO report finds the VA does not properly report doctors who fail to maintain ethical and medical standards
    1. 2016 Veteran suicide report by the Office of Suicide Prevention on 3 August 2016
    1. Government Accountability Office report on continued failure with VA emergency care benefits despite 2014 report
    1. OIG report between 2014 – 2016 shows 1 million late payments made by VA to contracted health facilities
    1. Iran-Iraq War. The Gulf Wars. Sarin nerve gas and Gulf War Illness. A possible link explained.
    1. Former Vice President Joe Biden addresses possible link between son’s fatal brain cancer and toxic burn pits. PBS article and video.
    1. News link – Another veteran dies after he set himself on fire to protest the VA.
    1. VA Whistleblowers more likely to receive disciplinary actions. NPR article.
    1. VA article – Horrific conditions and rusty surgical instruments
    1. VA article – San Diego VA studying CBD for PTSD treatment. (NBC article)
    1. VA OIG report – Denied Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Claims Related to Military Sexual Trauma
    1. Veterans – The busy empty phones. Washington Post article.
    1. VA News – Court rules class-action lawsuits can be brought against the VA
    1. VA – a small payout of $1,385.08 a day for defective earplugs over 18 years.
  1. Veteran Affairs – 33-year-old Justin Miller committed suicide after being released from VA psych care
  2. Veteran Affairs – Jason Kander on dropping out of politics to address PTSD after 11 years of denial
  3. Veteran Affairs – Fox31 Denver report VA spent $750,000 for a 176-yard bus ride
  4. VA article ‘I knew something was not right’: Mass cancellations of diagnostic test orders at VA hospitals draw scrutiny. USA Today.