U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Nurses Say AMA Launching 'Turf War' Over Direct Patient Access

Nurses across the U.S. are upset at new American Medical Association policy opposing efforts to allow advanced practice registered nurses to practice independently of a physician’s supervision.<p>The AMA opposes “the continual, nationwide efforts to grant independent practice . . . to non-physician …

Health Care

GOP Faces Pressure to Slow Tax Bill's Progress in Senate

Click here to get the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter delivered to your inbox.<p>The Republican leadership in the Senate is full-steam ahead on getting a tax bill passed right after Thanksgiving. But one influential GOP senator, Maine’s Susan Collins, remains skeptical , raising pressure on the …

Politics

Your Outrage Over Business Jets Is Silly

Brace yourself for a little thing called "nuance."<p>Eric Adams / The Drive<p>Eric AdamsView Eric Adams's …

Ryan Zinke

Suicide hell for Australia’s greatest blokes

Yet an ordinary man like this has one of the highest suicide risks in Australia, with construction workers 70 per cent more likely to take their …

Mental Health

Veterans Affairs Chief Wants Bigger Role for Private Health Care

David Shulkin says hospital system should compete with outside providers<p>WASHINGTON—The top official at the Department of Veterans Affairs said he wants private-sector providers to play a larger role in veterans’ health care, a view likely to draw opposition for a Trump cabinet member who has …

Health Care

Donald Trump is shutting down his charitable foundation

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's charitable foundation, which last year admitted that it violated federal rules on "self-dealing," is in the process of dissolving, according to newly filed documents reviewed by NBC News.<p>The move fulfills a promise Trump made last December, when he said he …

Politics

The Many Forms, Faces And Causes Of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is often associated with combat, but trauma comes in many forms.<p>About 7 or 8 percent of people experience PTSD at some point in their lives, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The rate is higher for women than for men: about 10 percent compared with 4 …

News (U.S.)

City Council Ends Term with Flurry of Oversight Hearings

Speaker Mark-Viverito (photo: John McCarten/City Council)<p>A flurry of oversight hearings are filling the City Council calendar as the Council enters …

Rikers Island

Surgeons sitting idly during deployments may be leaving military patients at risk

Military surgeon Maj. Joseph Lee deployed to a remote Cameroon hospital recently. But he didn’t perform surgery.<p>He did hold a retractor for a …

Medicine

Video shows nurses doubled over laughing as World War 2 veteran dies

TWO nurses lost their licenses after a television station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in …

U.S. Government

The Soldiers Used as ‘Guinea Pigs’ by the US Military, Then Discarded

When we think of the harm that befalls soldiers during wartime, specific images come to mind. The fallout from scientific experiments — especially …

Veterans

David Shulkin: Fixing VA 'a matter of national security'

Allowing systemic problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs to persist could ultimately put the entire country at risk, according to VA …

Sean Spicer

Article: Shame on VA Dog Labs

- Advertisement -<p>I wish that I could have sent with this post the beautiful/sad picture of USMC veteran Joey Jones who appeared at this …

Liberal View

VA's quiet plan to widen private care with TRICARE stirs ire

As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been developing plans to merge its health system with the …

Health Care

Here’s a Path to Medicare for (Almost) All That Isn’t Doomed to Fail

Despite seven years of demagoguery about the law’s effects, Republicans were unable to kill the Affordable Care Act. That’s given reformers on the …

Health Care

Across the USA, governments have a gender hypocrisy gap

When it comes to the “war on women,” many politicians are hypocrites. They allege gender bias in the private-sector workplace to score political points while simultaneously leading government payrolls with massive gender gaps among top-paid positions.<p>Whether it's House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, …

Opinion

Members of the Senate Ethics Committee

Members of the Senate Ethics Committee, who face the prospect of investigating their peers:<p>REPUBLICANS<p>JOHNNY ISAKSON, R-Ga., chairman<p>Isakson, 72, who …

Business

Garmin and NXT-ID Subsidiary FitPay Announce Garmin Pay Now Live on Garmin vívoactive 3 Smartwatch

MELBOURNE, Florida, November 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Garmin International, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRMN) and Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of …

Banking

Business Highlights

Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try<p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Does money roll downhill? In their effort to overhaul the U.S. tax code, …

Business

Cerner data center to support DoD and VA EHRs

As the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs look to create a common shared electronic health record system, the VA is poised to benefit from …

David Shulkin

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Calls On Trump And Republicans To Stop Deporting Veterans

“This Administration must do more to uphold our commitments to those who have worn the uniform regardless of their immigration status,” CHC chair Michelle Lujan Grisham told BuzzFeed News.<p>The Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday called on the Trump administration and congressional Republicans …

World News

L.A. County leaders make a plea to feds in push to keep funds for homeless veterans

Officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs decided in September to put local VA officials in charge of $264 million that had previously been set aside for specific programs to help homeless veterans.<p>VA officials in Washington say the directive will help the agency’s medical directors …

Veterans

Vet Who Sought VA Help Was Told To Come Back In 3 Months. He Killed Himself Instead.

Charles Ingram III set himself on fire in front of a VA clinic last year.<p>A veteran who had sought help from a Department of Veterans Affairs clinic in New Jersey killed himself in front of the building after his mental health needs were neglected, an investigation has found.<p>In a report released …

News (U.S.)

Vet set himself on fire after long VA waits, appointment cancellation, investigation finds

WASHINGTON — A veteran committed suicide by setting himself on fire in front of a New Jersey VA clinic after staff at the clinic repeatedly failed to ensure he received adequate mental health care, an investigation of the death found.<p>Department of Veterans Affairs staff canceled an appointment …

News (U.S.)

Arizona veterans' suicide rate 4 times higher than civilians'

TEMPE, Ariz. — A university's suicide study found that military veterans in Arizona are nearly four times more likely to take their own lives than non-veterans and are at much greater risk than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs has reported.<p>Veterans in Arizona committed suicide at a rate …

Veterans

VA to honor worker who aided pastor hurt in church shooting

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will honor one of its medical workers who helped tend to a minister's injuries from a Tennessee church …

Business

Former officer gets 4 years for embezzling from disabled veterans

Updated: Nov 15, 2017 - 8:41 AM<p>Loading...<p><b>WHITMAN, Mass.</b> - A former Massachusetts police sergeant has been sentenced to four years in prison for …

Internal Revenue Service

Over 70,000 military sexual assaults took place last year -- Congress must take action

Congress should act swiftly to approve long overdue legislation introduced Thursday to strengthen the prosecution of sexual assault in the military.<p>The Defense Department estimates that about 8,600 women and 6,300 men were sexually assaulted in our armed forces last year. Most victims were attacked …

Opinion

Shulkin asks Congress for $782 million to jumpstart Cerner EHR project for VA

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, MD, asked the House Appropriations Military Construction-VA Subcommittee to …

David Shulkin

Cerner EHR will bring interoperability to the VA, Shulkin says

The VA and Cerner will soon finalize their contract for the VA's new electronic health record, and VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin assured House …

David Shulkin