VA Head Acknowledges Challenges For Health Care Workers Battling Coronavirus
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie says his health system is not overwhelmed, but it has been forced to ration protective gear.
Internal Emails Show VA Hospitals Are Rationing Protective Gear
Seven Veterans Affairs staffers have died from the virus, and unions for VA workers have been sounding the alarm about shortages of protective gear and insufficient staffing.
Trump's Former VA Secretary Describes 'Toxic' Washington Culture In New Book
David Shulkin's memoir, It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country, focuses on his time as veterans affairs secretary, tells of his fights against privatizing the VA — and settles some scores.
Veterans Affairs Secretary Evicts Members Of Congress From Offices In VA Hospitals
The lawmakers have been using the offices to meet with veterans. At least one believes the eviction is payback for his tough questioning of VA Secretary Robert Wilkie in April.
VA Struggles To Reach Other-Than-Honorable-Discharge Vets In Need Of Help
VA says 115 vets with other-than-honorable discharges received mental health care last year under a new program. Veterans advocates say it's a tiny fraction of such vets who need help.
Senate Confirms Pentagon Official To Head Veterans Affairs Department
Robert Wilkie inherits a VA that is undertaking ambitious changes in the next year. The department has been in turmoil since Trump sacked his first VA secretary in March.
Fewer Homeless Veterans On LA's Streets
The city's most recent homeless count showed that the veteran homeless population had declined 18 percent. But some advocates caution that veteran homelessness is an ever-changing dynamic.
3 Lessons The White House Could Learn After The Downfall Of Another Trump Nominee
The troubled Cabinet nomination of White House doctor Ronny Jackson could create several teachable moments for this president — if he heeds them.
VA Clears The Air On Doctors Talking To Veterans About Marijuana Use
Officials want health care providers to discuss how medical marijuana could interact with other medications or care, but doctors still can't point vets to state-approved marijuana programs.