SPECIAL REPORT

What's Being Done to Stop VA Mismanagement

President Obama has vowed to get to the bottom of lapses in treatment at Veterans Affairs Department-managed health care facilities nationwide, and to hold VA employees responsible if allegations of secret waiting lists and falsified documents prove true. Look here for our latest coverage.  

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SPECIAL REPORT
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.

Senators Want VA Wait List Manipulators to Give Back Their Bonuses

July 8 Federal employee advocates question legality, say process in place to ensure fairness.

Former Procter and Gamble executive Robert McDonald, President Barack Obama's nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary

The Four Biggest Challenges the Next VA Secretary Faces

June 30 McDonald will inherit a scandal-plagued department with few easy fixes.

Whistleblowing Can Also Put Pay and Benefits At Risk

June 30 VA nurse manager in New York was threatened with unpaid suspension after voicing concerns about patient care and retaliation.

Chart: The Benefits Claims That Are Flying Under the Radar at VA

June 27 Disability claims aren't the only ones clogging up the system.

VA 'Brought Patients Back to Life' to Disguise Wait List Deaths

June 24 Phoenix records were altered at least seven times since last October, clerk tells CNN.

Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson

Special Counsel Faults VA’s Reports on Quality of Patient Care

June 23 Acting secretary responds to whistleblowers with 14-day medical office review.

Senate Majority Leader Promises Immediate Action on VA Reforms

June 9 Reid says the chamber will vote as soon as a bill is ready.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

The Senate Has a Deal to Fix the VA. What’s Next?

June 6 Lawmakers still have many options to consider.

Last month, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki  testified before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee. He has since resigned his position.

In Wake of Scandal, VA Nominees Stuck in Senate Limbo

June 4 Key jobs remain vacant as the Senate deals with treatment of veterans and a backlog of nominees.

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., will soon introduce a bill to allow veterans to sue VA workers who tampered with health records.

Senator Wants to Make It Easier to Sue VA Employees, Take Their Money

May 28 Republican’s proposal also would remove red tape from firing workers involved in latest scandal.

Army Removes the Commander of Fort Bragg's Hospital Following Patient Deaths

May 28 Two patients in their 20s died unexpectedly after being treated at the facility.

VA Resets Patient Waiting List Policies

May 28 Department will return to 30-day waiting lists before outsourcing appointments to non-VA facilities.

No, the VA Is Not an Obamacare Preview

May 27 The Veterans Affairs system is completely different from Obamacare.

Obama Vows to Hold Veterans Affairs Employees Accountable if Allegations Are True

May 21 The president called reports of mismanagement of veterans' medical care 'disgraceful,' but stands by the department's secretary.

The VA Is a Disgrace. Is Obama to Blame?

May 20 Obama, Bush, Congress, and presidents going back to JFK all bear some of the responsibility.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki listens at left as Veterans Affairs acting Inspector General Richard Griffin testifies Thursday.

House to Vote on Firing VA Senior Execs

May 16 A bill that would enhance the department secretary’s authority to sack poor performers at scandal-plagued VA hits the floor Wednesday.

Executive at Center of VA Patient Scheduling Debacle Resigns

May 16 Dr. Robert Petzel was the department’s undersecretary for health.

For Democrats, VA Problems Pose a Real Political Threat

May 16 The burgeoning scandal at VA may have legs.

The Phoenix VA Health Care Center has come under scrutiny after allegations of gross mismanagement and neglect.

Advocacy Groups Offer VA Whistleblowers a New Outlet

May 15 Website allows employees to air complaints of wrongdoing; investigators will try to follow up.

Obama Has Every Reason to Fix the VA. Why Hasn't He?

May 15 The candidate made taking care of veterans a pledge and a priority.