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.
July 24 Divide over additional funding for the department threatens House-Senate conference negotiations.
July 8 Federal employee advocates question legality, say process in place to ensure fairness.
June 30 McDonald will inherit a scandal-plagued department with few easy fixes.
June 30 VA nurse manager in New York was threatened with unpaid suspension after voicing concerns about patient care and retaliation.
June 27 Disability claims aren't the only ones clogging up the system.
June 24 Phoenix records were altered at least seven times since last October, clerk tells CNN.
June 23 Acting secretary responds to whistleblowers with 14-day medical office review.
June 9 Reid says the chamber will vote as soon as a bill is ready.
June 6 Lawmakers still have many options to consider.
June 4 Key jobs remain vacant as the Senate deals with treatment of veterans and a backlog of nominees.
May 28 Republican’s proposal also would remove red tape from firing workers involved in latest scandal.
May 28 Two patients in their 20s died unexpectedly after being treated at the facility.
May 28 Department will return to 30-day waiting lists before outsourcing appointments to non-VA facilities.
May 27 The Veterans Affairs system is completely different from Obamacare.
May 21 The president called reports of mismanagement of veterans' medical care 'disgraceful,' but stands by the department's secretary.
May 20 Obama, Bush, Congress, and presidents going back to JFK all bear some of the responsibility.
May 16 A bill that would enhance the department secretary’s authority to sack poor performers at scandal-plagued VA hits the floor Wednesday.
May 16 Dr. Robert Petzel was the department’s undersecretary for health.
May 16 The burgeoning scandal at VA may have legs.
May 15 Website allows employees to air complaints of wrongdoing; investigators will try to follow up.